Mapping the Human Condition

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We love maps.
There’s something about cartography that lends itself to visualizing
much more than land and geography. We’ve previously looked at how the London tube map
was appropriated as a visual metaphor for everything from The Milky Way
to the Kabbalah, and today we turn to seven cartographic
interpretations of the human condition, using the visual vocabulary of
classical maps to interpret various facets of the human psyche — a genre
that came of age during the late Renaissance, when it became known as
“sentimental cartography.”

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