January 17, 2012
Detail of Geological Plan of the Port of San Francisco (1839) from Beechey’s Voyage - BibliOdyssey

Detail of Geological Plan of the Port of San Francisco (1839) from Beechey’s Voyage - BibliOdyssey

October 19, 2011
Western Europe and northwestern Africa  from The Vallard Atlas 1547

Western Europe and northwestern Africa  from The Vallard Atlas 1547

October 19, 2011

The Aegean Sea from The Vallard Atlas 1547
For more background information, see: bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/10/vallard-atlas.html
(5000px wide original here)

The Aegean Sea from The Vallard Atlas 1547

For more background information, see: bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/10/vallard-atlas.html

(5000px wide original here)

October 19, 2011
detail from The Aegean Sea  The Vallard Atlas 1547
Unusually, north is shown at the bottom of the maps in the style of Muslim cartographers (very rare in European Christian mapping)
For more background information, see: bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/10/vallard-atlas.html
(5000px wide original here)

detail from The Aegean Sea  The Vallard Atlas 1547

Unusually, north is shown at the bottom of the maps in the style of Muslim cartographers (very rare in European Christian mapping)

For more background information, see: bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/10/vallard-atlas.html

(5000px wide original here)

August 10, 2011
Early Korean map. Woodblock print.
via freakyfauna:

Early Korean map. Woodblock print.

via freakyfauna:

July 13, 2011
Nevada Basin. (Geological) (detail)
(Original)

Nevada Basin. (Geological) (detail)

(Original)

July 13, 2011
Nevada Basin. (Geological)
Map in full color with the legends on either side of the maps. Map extends from Argenta, Nevada to the west of Pyramid Lake (Lake Tahoe) in California. Below the map are two geologic cross sections

Nevada Basin. (Geological)

Map in full color with the legends on either side of the maps. Map extends from Argenta, Nevada to the west of Pyramid Lake (Lake Tahoe) in California. Below the map are two geologic cross sections

July 12, 2011
Seismograms - sheet no. 3. Earthquake Investigation Commission. Photo. lith. by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. (Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1908) (detail)
original here

Seismograms - sheet no. 3. Earthquake Investigation Commission. Photo. lith. by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. (Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1908) (detail)

original here

July 12, 2011
Seismograms - sheet no. 3. Earthquake Investigation Commission. Photo. lith. by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. (Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1908) (Detail) 

Original here

Seismograms - sheet no. 3. Earthquake Investigation Commission. Photo. lith. by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. (Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1908) (Detail) 

Original here

July 12, 2011
Seismograms - sheet no. 3. Earthquake Investigation Commission. Photo. lith. by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. (Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1908)

Seismograms - sheet no. 3. Earthquake Investigation Commission. Photo. lith. by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. (Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1908)

July 6, 2011
The electoral results of the French parliamentary elections in May and June 1869. by Leon Montigny.
Montigny demarcates the boundaries of each Parisian neighborhood by mapping the streets that form their boundaries.  Over each area, he provides a rectangle whose area is proportional to the number of voters in the district, with each square centimeter representing 1,000 voters.  Each neighborhood’s rectangle is subdivided into smaller rectangles, colored to represent the parties that received votes. source

The electoral results of the French parliamentary elections in May and June 1869. by Leon Montigny.

Montigny demarcates the boundaries of each Parisian neighborhood by mapping the streets that form their boundaries.  Over each area, he provides a rectangle whose area is proportional to the number of voters in the district, with each square centimeter representing 1,000 voters.  Each neighborhood’s rectangle is subdivided into smaller rectangles, colored to represent the parties that received votes. source

July 5, 2011
The electoral results of the French parliamentary elections in May and June 1869. by Leon Montigny (Detail)

In this map, the candidates representing Napoleon III’s government are represented in yellow; the anti-Bonapartist opposition from the previous election are in pink and blue; and the socialists are represented in orange. source

The electoral results of the French parliamentary elections in May and June 1869. by Leon Montigny (Detail)

In this map, the candidates representing Napoleon III’s government are represented in yellow; the anti-Bonapartist opposition from the previous election are in pink and blue; and the socialists are represented in orange. source

March 12, 2011
sabrinacampagna:

THE ALLUVIAL VALLEY OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Harold Fisk, 1944
Part of an otherwise technocratic report for the Army Corps of  Engineers, Fisk’s maps of the historical traces of the Mississippi River  are a wonderful suprise.  Presented here are all fifteen maps,  stretching from southern Illinois to southern Louisana.
found: here

sabrinacampagna:

THE ALLUVIAL VALLEY
OF THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Harold Fisk, 1944

Part of an otherwise technocratic report for the Army Corps of Engineers, Fisk’s maps of the historical traces of the Mississippi River are a wonderful suprise. Presented here are all fifteen maps, stretching from southern Illinois to southern Louisana.

found: here

(via mmmmmmmmmy)

March 5, 2011
'Spiegazione della Carta Istorica dell'Italia' (Historical map of Italy) by Girolamo Andrea Martignoni
chronological charts presented in cartographic form.
via BibliOdyssey
(2300 x 2328) wide

'Spiegazione della Carta Istorica dell'Italia' 
(Historical map of Italy) by Girolamo Andrea Martignoni

chronological charts presented in cartographic form.

via BibliOdyssey

(2300 x 2328) wide

February 16, 2011