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Fabulous Map Facts

๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉโ“

๐‘๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ, recognize it as more than just information but as a form of art. The way the colors blend together. The way the information is given through visual splendor. Indeed maps are more than just meets the eye. Letโ€™s take a look at some of the ways maps are awesome.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ

Chances are any map youโ€™ve seen has North at the top. Although this all too common compass is the norm now it wasnโ€™t always the case. Once upon a time placing East at the top was the soup deut jour. talk about being turned around.


๐Ÿ—บ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š, ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌโ—

The 1507 Waldseemรผller map, which is first map to depict the word โ€œAmericaโ€ sold for a nice low sum if 10 million dollars. Yes you read that right itโ€™s the 10 million dollar map.


๐Ÿ—บ M๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ฅ๐, ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฅ๐

this whole map craze isnโ€™t a new one. The oldest known map is 16,500 years old and not of the landscape but of the stars.


๐Ÿ—บ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐œ๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ

Map sales have been on a steady rise for the last 2 years. Increasing from 666,000 in 2019 to over 765900 in 2020. 15%

Increase.


๐Ÿ—บ ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž

Paper towns is a practice amongst cartographers where they purposely insert fake towns. They do this in order to tell if anyone commercially copies or plagiarise their work.


๐Ÿ—บ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐›๐ข๐  ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž (๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐จ) The oldest, surviving, world map is map of the Holy Land, it puts Jerusalem smack nab in the center. the Imago Mundi was created approx. 700 - 500 BC. Now thatโ€™s old


๐Ÿ—บ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง โž๐ฆ๐จ๐๐ž๐ซ๐งโž ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ฅ๐

The first printed map wasnโ€™t a map by its self but appeared in an atlas in 1472. (Before this they were hand drawn)

Well now that you have some awesome #mapmonday facts be sure to stop by our store and pick up some map art. And stay tuned for next Monday for some more #mapfacts.

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