Odd and Interesting Maps: 1/25

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Odd and Interesting Maps | 8 comments

Last year I did a webinar entitled “My Journey with Maps” (here is the link if you missed it). In the webinar I talked about some of my favorite maps, including the Mississippi Meander Maps that were created by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 1930s and 40s, specifically by Dr. Harold Fisk, to trace the patterns of the river over a great length of time. I am obsessive about maps, some of them literally make me swoon, and these maps fall into that category.

These are some of the most beautiful maps I have ever seen.


For a full size .zip file of all of these maps, click here.


  1. Wow Jill! These are very beautiful – thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. WOW. Just WOW. awe inspiring. thank you for sharing.

  3. Yummy maps. I love maps too. I think a lot of people do.

  4. Wow, I definitely agree. Swoon-worthy.

  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  6. These maps are exquisite. I love maps – and who says women can’t read them? But, yes, how inspiring!

  7. These are gorgeous! It must have been amazing just to record the rhythms of the river – maybe photograph from airplane? – and then to draw them so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Oh Jill, these make me swoon too. Thank you for sharing.

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