Friday, December 14, 2012
Another Map on the Wall
I have had a subscription to National Geographic since middle school. Starting in middle school and continuing into high school, I also covered every square inch of my bedroom walls with posters. Along with the movie posters and my vintage map of Middle Earth, I hung up my favorite National Geographic supplement maps.
The first one to go up was this map of Mars which we have a copy of there are the Clark. In fact, many of the National Geographic maps in my personal collection can also be found here.
One of the disadvantages of hanging these maps on the wall was that it meant I couldn't enjoy the backs of the maps. In most cases, I had forgotten what the backs of most of these maps looked like until I looked them up again here at the Clark. I eventually stopped hanging up my National Geographic posters because it was more fun if I could see and study both sides. In addition to being beautiful maps, these supplements have beautiful illustrations and fascinating infographics. While we would be happy to pull some of the maps in our collection for your perusal, I recommend starting your own collection. In my experience, these maps are best enjoyed when spread out on a bedroom floor.