Mappery For the love of maps

A butterfly in East London

Alex Wrottesley sent us these pics of a butterfly made out of an Ordnance Survey 1:50k map sheet.

“Hola Steven
Some lovely mappy artworks to take your mind off the football. 
Spotted in the wild in the Royal Lancaster Hotel – and OS to boot! 

I am a bit puzzled by the two figures and the magnifying glass at the bottom of the frame. Is this CartoLepidopery? Explanations welcome in the comments below.

Alex zoomed in and shared this more detailed view

I’m reminded of a map of GB that is a collage of magazine images that I have somewhere, will have to dig that out. Anyone else got maps made out of unusual materials or sculptures/artwork made out of maps?

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