Updated: Feb 1
𝐈𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞? Maybe it’s the 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 or 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬.
it seems exploration has been inside us since the dawn of man. As a species we get angsty when stagnant, we long for a journey, we crave adventure and we are curious about what lays beyond our boarders. So we embark on quests, we travel, we explore, but in this day and age not everyone can just get up and go. 𝐒𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞?
We fuel our wanderlust with maps. Maps provide a glimpse into what is out there by helping us gain a better understanding of the world. They provide a window to distant civilizations. Where people live, what language they speak, their beliefs, in general how they understand their world. We can physically see where we are in relation to the rest of the world, giving maps the ability to humble us. Which in turn grounds us by making us aware of the bigger picture. We can see where we are, where we’ve been and where we want to go past, present and future at the same time.
𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐩𝐬 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞. We look at a map and begin to dream. Where do you want to go? Who will you meet when you get there? How much fun your going to have. Then there is the retelling of your very own epic adventure. Your own Odyssey, just like the hero’s from antiquity that came before you. 𝐌𝐚𝐩𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐳𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝.
Here at Creative cARTography we have a plethora of antique maps such as this 1897 map of the Untied States. If you have a place you would like to visit just inbox with your dream destination and let Creative cARTography make it a reality (in the sense of wonderment that is). And as always #mapon everyone
What is it about exploration that is so appealing?