Water management in the Netherlands has always been a major issue for the survival of the country. As more than half of the country’s land is below sea level, the majority of the territory is vulnerable to flooding or submergence. This has also influenced the land use and demography of the country. Some regions, highly exposed to natural hazards, have remained sparsely populated for several centuries.
Otto Neurath was an Austrian philosopher, sociologist and political economist. He is mainly known to be the inventor of the Isotype, a system of pictograms. He created this method in order to organize, analyze and graphically represent complex data and statistics to visually educate the population.
This Russian maze is a lithographed game dating from the 1870 Russian Empire. It includes the coat of arms of 57 major cities of Russian Empire, all numbered. Besides being a maze game, it is also kind of a map as the russian cities are located on the leaf in accordance with their geographical position.
The Outlines of Botanical Geography is a complete survey of the plants distribution in the world. It presents a world map showing the geographical distribution of plants, a graphic document representing plants distribution in a few mountain ranges, but also some graphical statistics and some plants drawings.
The Yu Ji Tu is a map made by an unknow Chinese mapmaker under the Song dynasty (907-1276). It was carved in stone and employs the Ji Li Hua Fang, a rectilinear grid system well ahead of its time.The stele was made in honor of Yu, and represents with an exceptional precision the rivers and the coastline of China.
This map shows New Zealand with mountain features in pictorial relief. It was emitted by the New Zealand Lands and Survey Departement and drawn by W. Deverell in 1921.
This map uses an equidistant azimuthal projection. This type of projection consists in defining a central point and represent each point of the map at a correct proportional distance from the defined center. This map is centered in Buenos Aires.
Alain Bourguignon drew this gastronomic map of France in 1929. This map includes the culinary specialties, productions, agricultural cultures, wines and champagnes, beers, fish, and the gastronomic heritage of all regions from mainland France
John Auldjo lived in Naples at a sensitive period concerning volcanic eruptions. Indeed, the Mount Vesuvius experienced no less than 5 eruptions between 1820 and 1840. He personnally witnessed the effusive eruption of 1831 and went to scale it. The result is a new written work filled with handmade lithographs.
This is the second edition of the maps that were published in 1887 in a geographical atlas of the argentine republic. It contains maps of every provincia of Argentina and a map of Buenos Aires.