Paper★★★☆☆Details Ink Archival LUCIA EX pigmented 12-color ink
Usually ships the next day ArtistDave CattsPlatinum Member Collectiontopos
Description This is the 1939 reprinting of the U. S. Geological Survey's Mount Katahdin, Maine 15-minute quadrangle of 1930 ... but without the map collar; and two added twists : shaded relief is added to enhance the original brown contour lines; and the image has been reprojected from the original Polyconic to UTM Zone 19. The original image area size is 12.5 inches wide and 17.5 inches high. The upper left corner is 69.0 degrees West Longitude, 46.0 degrees North Latitude; and lower right corner is 68.75 degrees West Longitude, 45.75 degrees North Latitude, North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83), Zone 19 West.
Dave Catts, last time I checked Member Since May 2007 Artist Statementcartographer / geographer
geospatial concepts: modeling, design, analysis and visualization,
cartography, geography, photography, stereography and digital art University of Delaware, 1974-1976; B.S. Cartography cum laude, University of Idaho, 1982; B.S. Geography cum laude, University of Idaho, 1982; cartographic technician, Cart-O-Graphics Laboratory, Unv of Idaho 1978-1982; cartographic artist, National Geographic Society, 1983-1986; cartographer, U. S. Geological Survey, 1986-2003
Many of these images do not have cartographic treatment (lines, text, symbols) and that is intentional. They are overhead views of large three-dimensional environmental models of Earth that can be used as cartographic background, with the ink saturations toned down, and linework and text added in desktop publishing, geographic information systems, or 3D modeling programs. When displayed on the wall, they become a challenge to find yourself geographically; which then deviates to an environmental perspective. The image becomes a riddle, a challange and a puzzle to solve using our environment as the gameboard; and then discuss your observations ... hopefully not with yourself ... by turning to a friend to start a conversation, you compare notes and then, Yikes! ... now you are talking about the wonderful and beautiful planet we live on, and how underappreciated it is ... so, you better Thank God for the gift of Planet Earth, eh?   Let's keep it in good working order, and stop screwing it up! He might get mad, and there would be Hell to Pay, ... if you know what I mean.
"I will spend my Heaven doing Good on Earth" Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin of Alençon (b.1873) and Lisieux (d.1897), France