Map Typography (via ‘Making Maps’ blog)

From a very interesting post on the Making Maps: DIY Cartography blog:

“The beauty of words on maps is often not evident, embedded, as they are, in an array of other symbols. A “word map” of South America (above), published by the Geographical Press in 1935, consists entirely of hand-lettered words. The map is supposed to show the labeled landforms of South America; this copy was erroneously printed without the landforms.”

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