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Richard Edes Harrison
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was a trained architect, artist and mapmaker whose maps in the years leading up to and through WWII gave Americans a new perspective on the world.
World War II Led to a Revolution in Cartography. These Amazing Maps Are Its LegacyGoogle Books
: The Geographical Imagination
touches on Harrison's work as well.
Europe From The Southwest
(The Not-So-Soft Underside
China From The East
Russia From The South
One World, One War
Richard Edes Harrison's maps for Fortune
, more at the Boston Public Library
Harrison's working methods
included photographing globes to get the right curvature for his maps.
: Richard Edes Harrison and the Challenge to American Cartography
Richard Edes Harrison's innovative maps of the 1940s are critical to the history of American cartography. His techniques defied convention and created a new standard for the look and shape of the world on a map. Harrison designed the maps to be both visually appealing and politically charged, reflecting the urgency of the war while also maintaining an elegant artistic dimension.
Look At The World: The Fortune Atlas For Word Strategy
is his most famous atlas: WorldCat
, Kirkus Review
: Richard Harrison, Avid Bird-Watcher And Map Maker, 92
, 7 JAN 1994.