Hand Maps

Today, let’s look at some hand(y) maps!

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Michigan might have the best known hand map (at least for Midwesterners!).

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But attentive readers will know that Alaska has a hand map, too!

Here are some other gems…

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Map glove from 1851. (Via the Chicago Map Society Facebook page.)

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1912.

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From the 2013 exhibit “MAPnificent! Artists Use Maps.”

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Reg Manning’s 1938 “Cartoon Guide to California.”

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From History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 3, Chapter 4: “Maps, Mapmaking, and Map Use by Native North Americans” by G. Malcolm Lewis

UPDATE THE SECOND:

Two Wisconsin hand maps!

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