Where Cartography Meets History And Art

Cartography is a science because it precisely reproduces the world and evolved together with its knowledge. Most originally, recording routes and describing territories.

In the beginning, cartography did not exist as a profession. Those who drew maps were explorers, artists, or both. Therefore, they not only wanted maps to be useful but also beautiful. That’s why cartography is also an art.

Artists use maps to tell stories about themselves and their views of the world.

People have been creating maps since ancient times.

While we often regard maps as objective representations, they are in fact laden with subjective views of the world. And maps change over time. Borders and boundaries are constantly in flux, shifting with wars and politics and in response to changes in international relations. Many artists have used maps to tell wide-ranging stories about conflict, migration, identity, and social, cultural, or political networks.


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