25 Jan 2020

Anton Thomas: Hand drawn map maker

From Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 25 January 2020
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Australia-based Nelson-born creative Anton Thomas is putting the art back into cartography with beautiful hand-drawn maps.

His giant (1.2 metre by 1.5 metre) map North America: Portrait of A Continent took an estimated 4000 hours and nearly 5 years to complete.

It covers the continent from Greenland in the North to Panama in the South and contains delightfully detailed miniature portraits drawn from each state and region's culture, geography and history.

It was recognised as one of the best maps of 2016 by National Geographic.