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Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

- June 20, 2018 in allegorical maps, cartography, love, maps, marriage, strange maps, unusual maps

As mapmakers began to get a better and better sense of the earth’s geography, some of the more playful amongst them turned their attentions to charting more ambiguous lands — creating maps that turned ideas into places and the machinations of the mind and heart into a journey. While allegorical maps have been around for […]

Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

- June 20, 2018 in allegorical maps, cartography, love, maps, marriage, matrimonial maps, sentimental cartography, strange maps, unusual maps

Collection of allegorical maps (17th–19th century) charting that heady territory of love, courtship, and marriage.