Moscow, Russia via BiblioOdyssey
Vilnius, Lithuania via BiblioOdyssey
London, England via BiblioOdyssey
Barcelona, Spain via BiblioOdyssey
It's no secret that I adore maps. I collect old atlases, and then somewhat sacrilegiously cut them up and make pretties. In my defense, I like to think I am giving them new life. My good friend Darien once participated in lugging about ten old, heavy atlases (atlai?) for about a kilometre. Such love.
I had to swoon over these amazing old maps posted at BiblioOdyssey. I especially love the ways in which the perspective and scale is slightly off, and the embellishments on the borders, like people or animals. It makes maps that you see in school classrooms today seem so boring and unimaginative.
However, I do like these modern alternatives ... I think these tiles would look amazing as a splashback in a kitchen? Such a shame I am so nesty, with no nest to feather except my rented pad...
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