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This Map Horn of part of the Cumberland River in Tennessee will be going out to Washington to be paired with a Southern Mountain Rifle. What a great combination!
 

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Stellar work once again.

I'd love to see a topic in how you create the maps.
I've perused many websites with old maps but can't seem to find what I've been looking for. I feel like someone with artistic talent and knowledge of what a map from the period looked like, would need to create one off of a modern map.

And once again,,,, that coloration ❤️
 
Stellar work once again.

I'd love to see a topic in how you create the maps.
I've perused many websites with old maps but can't seem to find what I've been looking for. I feel like someone with artistic talent and knowledge of what a map from the period looked like, would need to create one off of a modern map.

And once again,,,, that coloration ❤️
Hi- The maps I make are generally from more contemporary ones but I do some research to identify old towns and settlements if I want to include them. The general drawing of these is patterned from woodcut or etched maps of old. We use the same method of line and crosshatching to create depth. I like to do rivers and lakes because the coastline and rivers add lots of interesting shapes to the overall design. You can fill-in the empty spaces with various things like compass roses, boats, houses, etc. makes for more eye candy. I added a touch of color on this one to dandy it up a bit and like the subtle enhancement.
More to come I hope 😀
 
Nice work, I have made many nice horns but I have a friend scratch them since I can't scratch them. I admire people who can both make the horns and scratch them was well.
 
Hi- The maps I make are generally from more contemporary ones but I do some research to identify old towns and settlements if I want to include them. The general drawing of these is patterned from woodcut or etched maps of old. We use the same method of line and crosshatching to create depth. I like to do rivers and lakes because the coastline and rivers add lots of interesting shapes to the overall design. You can fill-in the empty spaces with various things like compass roses, boats, houses, etc. makes for more eye candy. I added a touch of color on this one to dandy it up a bit and like the subtle enhancement.
More to come I hope 😀
Very interesting. What talent. I've always wanted a period style map of the Connecticut River valley to include the Farmington River valley and some of the towns that would have been along it or in the area in the mid to late 1700s. I just don't have the artistic eye to see the period style map in the contemporary map.

I always enjoy posts of your projects, I save them for last when I see a new one here or on the ALR,,,,,, kind of like desert, lol.
 

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