Friday, September 28, 2007

ribbon map...

ribbonmap of mississippi river

image of an 1866 "ribbon map" from a 1975 issue of design quarterly devoted to the mississippi river.

"the linen-mounted map unrolls from a wooden cylinder in a strip about 2 inches wide by 129 inches long and shows plantations, towns, landings, and mileage points along the mississippi as they existed just after the civil war."

i've never seen one of these in person, but i am hoping someday to find one for the archives here...

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Blogger Miguel Gómez Losada said...

Your blog is excellent, thanks for this interesting point of view.

Have a nice day

Miguel (from Córdoba, south of Spain)

8:31 PM  

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