Apparently tolkien drew map of the US. What's cool about his style is that while the map is of plan view, geographic features are represented with perspectival symbols. Makes for a pretty picture LCLA. Tolkien, J. (1953) A Map of the United States. http://atlantislsc.com/tolkien-middle-earth-map/tolkien-middle-earth-map-a-map-the-united-states-drawn-in-style-lord-rings-incredible/
As the superintendent of the U. Census, Francis Amasa Walker sought to map patterns that might otherwise have remained hidden or lost. In doing so, he paved the way for the modern infographic, writes historian Susan Schulten.
Old Map Illinois 1860 United States of AmericaThis is a reproduction of an highly detailed vintage mapThe Map has various dimensionsThe map is printed on fine matte museum archival paper frame is not included.This page will be carefully .
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