This page is of a collective portfolio of my Maps and History seminar at Pratt

Representation of Manchukuo- From their official website, they are wanting to be an independent nation, but are still politically a puppet state of Japan. Some how the maps should illustrate both ideas- Perhaps having the similar color to illustrate same territories, but with borders around Manchukuo to show their moral independence

Drawn and meticulously measured by Giambattista Nolli, the Nolli map illustrates the existing public spaces in Rome at the time (1756). From observation, the map reveals the roads connecting churches and the forming of piazzas surrounding them during the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. It also reveals the built-over Roman public spaces as the city closes itself up to privacy as Christianity became popular.

19th century map of the Rocky Mountains by F.V. Hayden, who meticulously mapped out the terrain for future travels across the country.

An upside-down map shifts the visual focus of Eurocentrism to that of ocean mass

The different maps of Asia provide evidence for one another in the reason for human settlement. Resources especially are taken to account, such as areas with heavier rainfall will have much better agriculture and lower terrain is suitable for expansions of villages to cities.

As a current situation in the West Bank, the diagrams show the actual territory of the Palestinians in which the Israeli army as forced them into archipelagos.

Revealing where the electric grid on earth is most prominent speaks of a certain society and the influence of commerce.

Landlocked Territories- i.e. the West Bank

A hypothetical map jumbling world powers- What if world power were shifted to different countries? can there actually be peace on earth?

Non political and non analytical- Tactile maps are simply to determine location and possible routes of navigation

From the Office of Emergency Management, GIS maps are more recent documentations of weather/disaster patterns, but none the less are creating history to prepare for the future


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