RadiantMaps

Vintage and original maps in film, threads and paper.

Peekskill, New York
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| 15 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    The best maps are still to come, and you’re going to make them: youshouldmakemaps.com
More illuminated maps: https://radiantmaps.co

Have a special place in mind? Contact me for custom work.

More on IG: @quercusmaps • @radiantmaps

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2023

The best maps are still to come, and you’re going to make them: youshouldmakemaps.com
More illuminated maps: https://radiantmaps.co

Have a special place in mind? Contact me for custom work.

More on IG: @quercusmaps • @radiantmaps

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About RadiantMaps

Sales 15
On Etsy since 2022

The best maps are still to come, and you’re going to make them: youshouldmakemaps.com

I make maps all day but couldn’t find any good map tchotchkes, so I started making my own.

Most modern maps are made by database output: you start with a cluttered map and winnow things out. Maybe 0.001% of the lines were touched by a human. That's why nobody hangs post-1980s maps on their walls.

100 years ago cartographers started with a blank page; they had to know geodesy, trigonometry, drafting. If your map needed to show terrain you’d hire an engraver to scratch hachures into a metal plate, or an artist to draw hills and valleys in watercolors, graphite, charcoal. Then to get a map into a reader’s hands you needed a letterer to add text and a lithographer to make the print.

The letterers, airbrushers, hachurists and drafters who made the beautiful maps of the past are dead or retired. But their techniques can live again: with fastidious work and artists who care, the future can have beautiful maps: youshouldmakemaps.com

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  • Textile partner

    Asheville, NC

    They have a huge machine loom that I definitely couldn't fit in my garage workshop.

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2022

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2022

Frequently asked questions

What's your return & refund policy?

Everything's made-to-order, so I can't accept returns; if your order is defective or damaged, please reach out and I'll send you a new one.

I made a mistake, how do I cancel or modify an order?

For the blankets, once the production process starts I can't halt it. Please reach out ASAP and I'll do my best to fix you up.

Where do these ship from?

For the illuminated maps, my workshop in New York. The blankets and cards ship from North Carolina.

Do you offer rush/expedited orders?

Reach out with your deadline and I'll see what I can do; usually I can only shave 1-2 business days off the process by using faster shipping options.

Do you gift wrap?

No.

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