Saturday, December 09, 2006

drifting...

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images from a late 1800's atlas showing part of a series of comparative maps of all the islands and lakes of each hemisphere. there's something wonderful about seeing this things as kind icebergs that have drifted into a single plane, as though some magnetic force has brought them together. i'm not really sure about the history of these maps, but they are incredibly inventive ways of showing visual relationships of scale. you can click here for an earlier mountain/river map i posted, and there will be more to come.

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