Beautiful Maps Blend Historical Design and 3D Visuals

Historical maps have become prized possessions for many, their vintage look-and-feel, and the stories that are embodied in their age are priceless.  However, today’s cartography is leaps and bounds more advanced, in our ability to understand and map terrain, rainfall, and more.

Scott Reinhard combines historical maps with 3D elevations to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces. By adding in 3D elevations and other visual details, he’s able to see the landscapes in new and dramatic ways. Old maps come alive, showcasing how glaciers have carved out the land, and how rivers respond to the changing elevations of mountains and valleys.  We’d love to see these printed out, large, to investigate the details even further. Beautiful work, via Colossal: