August 17, 2015

Something Wonderful: The John Feathers Map Collection

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 17, 2015 1:11 PM
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I enjoyed that. Thank you.

Posted by: Leslie at August 17, 2015 6:48 PM

I have also always had a love affair with maps, for as long as I can remember being able to read. When I was all of eight, the very sidewalks were maps, the cracks were the borders, the puddles uncharted seas, and the clumps of weeds were great forests peopled by ants and I was their merciless lord.
Many happy school days were wasted drawing maps on paper that should have been filled with math problems and sentences.
I once made a relief map of the Alps out of papier-mâché on the floor of my bedroom. My father was pretty upset about it, and scraped it all up, but I had to paint the floor as a punishment.
I was lucky enough to find a man who loved maps as much as I. Being his navigator on trips is fun.

Posted by: Jewel at August 18, 2015 11:27 AM

I love this.
I never had a proper appreciation of maps until I worked fore a land surveyor. I learned how to plot distance and bearings from it and am able to draw map of a property from the legal description at the county courthouse. Maps are magic.

Posted by: OdinsAcolyte at August 18, 2015 11:33 AM

I love maps too. Have many, many maps and guide books in my library. Maybe I can will them to the Los Angeles library. My offspring don't want them.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at August 18, 2015 4:23 PM

A peaceful island in the midst of a stormy sea. I loved it. Some people have all the maps! Dream job.

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