Hand Maps

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


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


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

Here are some other gems…


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



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


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


Two Wisconsin hand maps!



UPDATE THE THIRD: From the footnotes of someone who linked to this post, I can now add Tampa and the French front in World War IIhttps://www.theguardian.com/gnmeducationcentre/first-world-war-history-teaching-resource-gnm-archive?CMP=twt_gu!

From The Guardian.
From Florida Memory: The State Library and Archives of Florida
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