Map Art



There’s nothing better than getting lost in a map, and dreaming about my next adventure.

My home is filled with maps from my travels. Whether they are historical, charts from a kayak excursion, or trail maps from hiking. I’ll be the first to admit, I have an infatuation with all map related things.

For me, maps and travel go hand in hand. What better way to get the lay of the land than to look at a map and see the big picture? Where are the cities, monuments and markets? Where can you escape to a park? Where are the restaurants and major sights? How far can you travel in one day?



Every vacation plan starts by rolling out a map and plotting where I want to explore.

I’ve always been drawn to historical maps of cities. They paint a unique picture of history and how neighborhoods have been shaped over time. The artwork and meticulous details in old maps has seemingly long disappeared in the age of GPS. With an abundance of mass-produced globes and maps, cartography is rapidly becoming a lost art.


Bellerby & Co. Globemakers is one company making sure technology doesn’t get in the way of the art of globe making. It’s one of the last remaining companies producing globes by hand. And they don’t plan on changing their methods anytime soon.


The only problem I have with maps is they make me itchy to travel, but maybe that’s a good thing.


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