May 28, 2012 Butterfly map of the world
This is truly wonderful. A to-scale map of the world using the Port of San Francisco as strategic center of world trade (1913). The typeface, the colour scheme, and the layout! Pure design, bold and somehow very pretty. Wikipedia says:
“The Waterman “Butterfly” World Map is a map arrangement created by Steve Waterman. Waterman first published a map in this arrangement in 1996. The arrangement is an unfolding of of a globe treated as an octahedron, evoking the butterfly map principle first developed by Bernard J.S. Cahill (1866-1944) in 1909. Cahill and Waterman maps can each be shown in various profiles, typically linked at the north Pacific or north Atlantic oceans.”
Also included in the below picture gallery is a Cahill map, and an original drawing by Cahill explaining the map process.
I want one on my wall…