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Favorite Cartographers: Erwin Raisz

Erwin Raisz map symbols for representing physical geography, such as vegetation and mountains Mapmaking Map design

How to draw mountains on Fantasy Maps, by fantasticmaps.com map cartography resource tool how to tutorial instructions | Create your own roleplaying game material w/ RPG Bard: www.rpgbard.com | Writing inspiration for Dungeons and Dragons DND D&D Pathfinder PFRPG Warhammer 40k Star Wars Shadowrun Call of Cthulhu Lord of the Rings LoTR + d20 fantasy science fiction scifi horror design | Not Trusty Sword art: click artwork for source

How to draw, shade, and colour a mountain range

Beautiful examples of cartographic information design are on display at Radical Cartography. Like the sample above, my favorite are the maps designed by Harold Fisk in 1944 for the Army Corps of Engineers, showing the historical traces of the Mississippi River.

Plate Sheet from the Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River, by Harold Fisk, 1944

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Emma McNally’s Fields, Charts, Soundings Cartographies

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Art Meets Cartography: The 15,000-Year History of a River in Oregon Rendered in Data

Art Meets Cartography: The History of a River in Oregon Rendered in Data When considering the h

Very interesting. I've seen the Psalter world map before (mappa mundi) from 1265. It deals less with accurate geography than it does with politics, ethnography, and the Bible. At the center of the map is Jerusalem.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art Brain Pickings Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III

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