The New Chicago Map

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Phil Thompson | 0 comments

New Chicago map from Cape Horn Illustration, tentatively titled “The Chicago Renaissance Map.”  One great inspiration for the color palette was the cartographic work of Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, who put together a comprehensive city atlas including 546 birds-eye views and maps of cities from all over the world.” He also included small figures showing the style of dress in each city. (source) Consider this Chicago map a new addition to the start of a new atlas. However, due to artistic license, don’t rely on this map to navigate the smaller roads–keep your smartphone handy.

This map will go on sale shortly. Limited edition run of 100 prints, signed and numbered.






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