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05/11/2012

Outrageously Detailed 1931 Map of Yosemite

Jo_mora_yosemite_map (1)Here's a treat, courtesy of Rocky Thompson at The Goat: A 1931 pictorial map of Yosemite Valley by Joseph Jacinto Mora, a Uruguayan-born cartoonist for the Boston Herald. In the early years of the 20th Century Mora lived among the Hopi and Navajo in Arizona and New Mexico, painting and taking photographs. (More on his biography and oeuvre here and here.) He is best known, however, for his intricate maps (or "cartes," as he called them) of Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, California, and the town of Carmel. You'll have to view an expanded version to appreciate the detail and gentle humor that went into it (just click on the image at right).

 

 

 

 



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PAUL RAUBER is a senior editor at Sierra. He is the author, with Carl Pope, of the happily outdated Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress. Otherwise he is a cyclist, cook, and father of two. Follow him on Twitter @paulrauber.

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