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“The map? I will first make it.”*…

For map enthusiasts of all ages– Very Expensive Maps. As its self-description explains…

You get what you pay for: Very Expensive Maps is a podcast by cartographer Evan Applegate in which he interviews better cartographers. Listen to the best living mapmakers describe how they create worlds in ink, pixels, graphite, threads, paint, ceramic, wood and metal.

A podcast about maps? Let Jason Kottke reassure you…

A podcast about a visual medium like maps is maybe a tiny bit like dancing about architecture, but Applegate makes it work. The archives [from which, the examples above] are a key part of the show… lots of links to the maps discussed during each episode…

Applegate’s hope that you will be inspired: “Remember: you can, and should, make your own maps.

* Patrick White, Voss


As we contemplate cartography, we might recall that it was on this date in 1682 that  William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware (from James, the Duke of York, who gotten it from the defeated previous owners, the Dutch), and added it to his colony of Pennsylvania. New maps were created.

William Penn (source)

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August 24, 2023 at 1:00 am

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