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This map, produced after the first World War, makes a powerful argument in contemporary debates over Ukrainian statehood. Rudnytsky was a geographer and professor with deep roots in the Ukrainian national movement. He received much of his education…
Key accompanying Composite Map of Western Palestine by the PEF
This map portrays soil contamination on the territory of Ukraine with cesium-137, a radioactive isotope, as of April 2011. Cesium-137 has a half-life of approximately 30 years (which means that 30 years after its release, half of it will have…
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The mapmakers place an outsize emphasis on rivers in their map design. Rivers are represented with solid black lines. The inclusion of even minor rivers means that a network of rivers seems to cover the map. In cases where state boundaries and rivers…
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At first, the mountains appear to be a relatively unimportant feature of the map, and it is true that they occupy relatively little physical space on the page. The mountains that are represented are done so in a way that connects them in continuous…
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One of the things I noticed in exploring this map is that although state boundary lines are almost indiscernible, state and territory place names hold an outsize importance in the visual hierarchy. The text for state and territory names is in an…
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This layer contains a wash of three distinct colors: bright red for free states, dark blue-gray for slave states, and green for territories that were, as the map’s title calls it, “open to slavery or freedom by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise”…
Railways and flight routes are marked with pencil; railways are marked with hatched lines and flight paths are marked with dotted lines.
Major cities and towns are marked with large pink stars; major rivers are marked in blue and labeled.
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