This is a good week for fiction so here is a map showing locations of some of the great American novels.Hog Island Press
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
I acquired more old maps on a recent visit to my mother's apartment. I was prepared to say no I don't need these until I looked at them and decided that most are keepers. Here are a couple of highlights:
The back side shows the Pratunam district and a very detailed map of the Chatuchak Market. I'm not sure why these are the highlighted locations as neither of them are very close to the Naga House and there are so many other interesting markets and districts.
For comparison, here is a recent blurry map of the market.
One of the charming elements of these maps is the annotations in pen. I don't know where this map came from so the 1, 2 and 3 notations are a mystery. They could be stores, hotels, restaurants or something else.
The locator map has a nice watercolor effect.
Here is an official Croatia tourist map from 2004.
One side of the map is all charming pictorial detail. The quaint city center of Zagreb is shown without the massive apartment blocks that surround it. The other side of the map is a standard road map. Here is charm and utility side by side.
Here is neighboring Slovenia. This one is all charm and limited navigational utility.
I'll stop - for now.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Dallas Morning News - MAP does not appear to show the results online.