BY RICHARD KREITNER (WRITER), STEVEN MELENDEZ (MAP) / 20 JUL 2015
Take a little spin round the USA through eyes of Atlas Obscura’s Literary Road Trip map.
Only one of the many amazingly curious things t see on this great website of world wide oddities and amazing places.
My vacation planning now starts at this site!
Get On Board With The Summer Sale. All Items Are 50% off!! Vintage Sports items, Photos, Maps, Books & Art are just some of the things you will
On June 13th Cowan’s is offering a remarkable selection of early photographs, letters, documents, flags, political ephemera and more dating from the Revolutionary War-period through the Civil War and beyond, as well as the American West. We are proud to present selections from the Paul DeHaan Collection of items related to Admiral David Glasgow Farragut and his flagship, the U.S.S. Hartford. Additionally, photography from the Tom MacDonald Maine Civil War CDV Collection will also be featured in the auction.
Thursday, June 12: 12:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Friday, June 13: 8:00 – 10:00 am EST
Buyer’s Premium for this auction is 17.5[%]
Everything is 25% off this week!
Find something for Mom today and it will be shipped to arrive by Saturday.
Or buy Mom and Etsy Gift Card and point her towards 9 Miles Of Wonder on Etsy so she can choose her own gift!
Listings will be added throughout the day and tomorrow so if there is a special item you are looking for don’t hesitate to email me. I have a ton of items available which aren’t listed.
Enjoy your shopping on my and the other great shops on Etsy.com.
Sale ends May 17th!!!
Great resource material and fun maps from (and yes the name may be too much for some but . .) fuckyeahcartography on tumbler. If you love maps then you might want to follow this user as they always have some fun stuff to share.
Above is One of four maps which tell a fascinating story of the built environment of our Sydney in late 1880s.
They outline buildings with a colour code denoting the building materials used and provide the name of the building and sometimes the proprietors.
Go to the catalogue record where you can zoom down into the streets.
See how Sydney’s buildings looked 50 years later by going to the block plans of the 1920s and 1930s which were similarly surveyed by the Fire and Accident Underwriters’ Association of NSW
This looks like another fabulous auction from Heritage Auctions.
On of my favorite lots is the Archive of Letters of a Texas Confederate Cavalryman, all dated between January 15, 1858, and August 30, 1866. Most of the letters are between Confederate cavalryman William S. Chapman of the 1st Texas Partisan Rangers (30th Texas Cavalry Regiment), Co. “F”, and his wife, Elizabeth, who remained at their home in Belton, Texas, during the Civil War with their three young children. Nearly fifty-five letters between the young couple are included-thirty-five are written by Elizabeth and the remaining by William. The young Civil War soldier wrote mostly of his service in Indian Territory, where he served a time under Colonel Douglas Cooper, commander of the 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Confederate Rifles. Also included in this archive are over fifteen letters-most war-dated-between Chapman family members, some with envelopes. In all, this frank and revealing archive contains near seventy letters.
David Boozer provides a nice synopsis of the other highlighted offerings for Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions’ Texana Signature Auction #6109 is only days away. Already, several lots have received an abundance of attention, such as the Jacob de Cordova 1849 Map of Texas.
It’s beautiful, rare, and important — “the most correct and authentic map of Texas ever compiled,” Sam Houston once told the U.S. Senate. Another lot, this 1892 Texas Volunteer Guard medal, is one of the most viewed webpages from this auction. Produced from 10k and 14k pink and yellow gold weighing 41.9 grams, it’s no wonder.
Other lots in this auction tell great stories, either visually or through text. For example, behind this photograph of the 1913 Terry’s Texas Rangers reunion is likely an interesting tale about Confederate veterans because right in the middle of this group of gray-bearded Confederate vets is a black member.
Our research didn’t turn up his identity, but maybe your own research can. Another example is the Mexican War diary of Sgt. George Myers, who served in Samuel Walker’s U.S. Mounted Rifles. Myers began his 179-page odyssey when he enlisted in February 1847, and ended when he arrived back on U.S. soil after a year fighting in Mexico. Along the way he witnessed the death of Captain Walker, including his account of the death of his beloved commander in this diary. This is truly riveting historical reading.
Still other lots make up the marrow—the nitty-gritty—of this auction. These are the kinds of lots we so often expect to find, like the 1836 Texian loan certificate signed by Stephen F. Austin. These loans were issued by the provisional government of Texas during the Texas Revolution to raise much-needed money for the cause. Another example is the 1838 Republic of Texas oath of allegiance declaring that Thomas Wilkins “did not aid or assist the enemy.” Lots like these aren’t mundane by any standard, but they are representative of documents that kept Texas functioning as a republic and then a state.
Of course there is much more. You can preview all lots on March 13-14 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at 3500 Maple Avenue in Dallas. But if you’re impatient and can’t wait, preview right from our website, 24 hours a day, where you can explore images, read descriptions, and place bids. The auction will be held in Dallas on the first floor of 3500 Maple Avenue. The Signature Floor Session 1 will take begin at 11:00 AM CT, and the Signature Internet Session 2 (HERITAGE Live!, Internet, fax, and Mail only) will begin at 2:00 PM CT. Happy bidding!
Check out the previous post on Ephemera 34 for more info.
Check out this article on some new mapping projects that combine the loves of reading and cartography.
Now with these projects you can plan your reading around your trip by checking out the fiction or non-fiction works that was either written or set in a particular location!
Follow the link below and enjoy a Fall trip through the pages of your choosing.
Reposted from The Atlantic
“The history of cartography is littered with such pseudo-continents, chimerical islands, dream-rivers and other Wilkean visions, flickering between the literal and the mythical. This is partly because cartographers have often tended also to be dreamers, seduced into their science by the beauty of maps and the flights of imagination that they prompt. Maps seek to mark the world and fix its flux, but in doing so they also loosen it from its moorings: as documents, they are at once fiercely empirical and faintly mystical.”
Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky and Infinite City by Rebecca Solnit – review
Robert Macfarlane is enchanted by two cartographical conceits