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Favorite Cartographers: Erwin Raisz

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

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

cartography- mapping can be a way of literally describing and charting the landcape but we can also use the style of cartography to map abstract concepts- such as our ideas and identities

cartography is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively.

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

emma mcnally http://socks-studio.com/2012/03/15/emma-mcnallys-fields-charts-soundings-cartographies/

Emma McNally’s Fields, Charts, Soundings Cartographies

emma mcnally http://socks-studio.com/2012/03/15/emma-mcnallys-fields-charts-soundings-cartographies/

The Mosel River, Germany, circa 1930. Will do a little exploration in the area.

The Mosel River, Germany, circa [An interesting idea for fantasy map making.

Asvirus 39 - 2013 ink on paper mounted to panel 8.75 x 5 x 2.25 in

ARTFINDER: Asvirus 39 by Derek Lerner - 2013 ink on paper mounted to wood panel x 5 x in. Wood panel is a re-purposed/recycled/reused/reclaimed cigar box and ready to hang.

Asvirus 35 - 2012 ink on paper mounted to panel 18 x 12 in

Asvirus 35 Derek Lerner - 2012 ink on paper mounted to panel 18 x 12 in

Gestalten | Creative Cartography with Ed Fairburn : Illustrations in Ink on Maps from around the World

Creative Cartography with Ed Fairburn

Creative Cartography with Ed Fairburn : Illustrations in Ink on Maps from around…

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