Quintin Lake spotted this beauty in the National Railway Museum
This one comes from the Harvard Map Collection, from the 1989 series of Garfield & Friends.
Garfield hosts a TV show where he makes things up and says they are true.
Garfield claims that the state of Wyoming does not exist. In 1789, Arbuckle Vespucci, famous explorer, was working on his map of the United States and left out Alaska and Hawaii, which his cat put on. There was also one gap left out, and there were no more pieces. So the cat wrote in “Wyoming”, which was Italian for “no state here”.https://garfield.fandom.com/wiki/It_Must_Be_True!
Geke van de Kamp has sent me some great images but as the year draws to a close this one has to be one of my favourites. This just sums up 2020 for me.
Geke wins a double prize for closing out 2020 and opening 2021 on Mappery.
Paul Hardy shared this
Another candidate for maps in the wild – Village map on wall of bus shelter in the small village of Thorpe in Derbyshire, UK, at 53°03’04.5″N+1°46’09.7″W
Thorpe is one of the nearest villages to Dovedale, which is a favourite tourist spot in the White Peak area of the Derbyshire Dales – limestone country where deep green valleys cut into a limestone plateau.
I rather liked the map style – a good blend of art, accuracy, and communication.
I agree with Paul – this really is a lovely combination of art and cartography