One of the things we like about the Internet is that no matter what it is you are interested in, no matter how obscure, no matter how seemingly random, there is someone else out there who is to and you can find them. And you can share what you are interested in with whoever wants to find it. This collection of comic book cartography is case and point. We didn’t know we liked looking at examples of cartography in comic books and now we do.
Shared from www.juxtapoz.com
This is one of my favorite things to see in comics. Whenever these show up I just have to stop reading and study them for a bit.
And tnat’s Ivan Bilibin’s illustrations to “The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov” by Mikhail Lermontov.
"The Song" was done in the style of medieval Russian poems. It tells about some love story in the time of tsar Ivan’s the Terrible reign. Of course everything is very romantic and very tragical, yes.
(So I should put down a tag like “funny life in 16th-century Moscow”)