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May 12th, 2018: Ribbon Map

You want to send Aunt Ditzy to Grandma’s house so you draw her a map.
Are to going to draw all the wrong ways to go? Hell no, only the right way to go.
That’s the idea behind the Ribbon or Strip map.

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Ribbon maps arose from oral or written itineraries, and were used by ancient Romans who wanted to plan trips to nearby towns, and medieval Europeans who hoped to make pilgrimages from London to Jerusalem. Reading one is like getting directions from a friend: left at this landmark, right at that fork.


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By the 1860s, a pair of St. Louis-based entrepreneurs had decided there was a market for a river map that embraced its true length. In 1866, Myron Coloney and Sidney B. Fairchild, a.k.a. Coloney and Fairchild, unfurled their first Ribbon Map, a long, blue-inked facsimile of the Mississippi. “Coloney and Fairchild’s patented apparatus required that the single sheet be cut into strips, attached end-to-end, mounted on linen, and then rolled inside a wooden, metal, or paper spool,” writes art historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf in an article in Common-place. (“This patent is for the ‘IDEA,’” the pair specified when filing it.)
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Griff  Saturday May 12 09:21 AM

I love this too much.



Carruthers  Saturday May 12 09:40 AM

Some years ago, I found topographical strip maps for popular airline routes in a bookshop in Boulder CO.
Unfortunately, none of those in stock covered the routes that would have been of interest to me so my attention moved to something else.
I've done a couple of searches to see if they are still available but without success.
However, I did find a scholarly work which might be of interest:

A Linear View of the World: Strip Maps as a Unique Form of Cartographic Representation (PDF)

If any US Dwellars know the map series I mentioned, please would you let me know details of the publisher, etc?



lumberjim  Saturday May 12 09:50 AM

makes all kind of sense. I love maps



Diaphone Jim  Saturday May 12 12:05 PM

Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson made a version of these for the Mille Miglia.
Used for rallying.
No side trips, please.



Strahd Ivarius  Sunday May 13 06:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carruthers View Post
Some years ago, I found topographical strip maps for popular airline routes in a bookshop in Boulder CO.
Unfortunately, none of those in stock covered the routes that would have been of interest to me so my attention moved to something else.
I've done a couple of searches to see if they are still available but without success.
However, I did find a scholarly work which might be of interest:

A Linear View of the World: Strip Maps as a Unique Form of Cartographic Representation (PDF)

If any US Dwellars know the map series I mentioned, please would you let me know details of the publisher, etc?
For airline strip maps, you can check at the Library of Congress:

[Aeronautical strip maps of the United States]


Clodfobble  Sunday May 13 06:24 PM

That's some high-quality lurking there, Strahd... 4 posts in 5 years, and all super relevant and informative.



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