Mediterranean Without Borders

Mediterranean without Borders by Sabine Réthoré. Source: http://www.sabine-rethore.net/engl/artistic%20maps/mediterraneanwit.html
Mediterranean without Borders by Sabine Réthoré. Source: http://www.sabine-rethore.net/engl/artistic%20maps/mediterraneanwit.html

From French artist Sabine Réthoré –

My cartography is precise. It’s just my point of view that‘s different. I have orientated my poles from East to West, to follow the sun’s course and to give everyone, once a day, a zenith.

I began setting about tracing the lines, routes, rivers, railroads. I ignored the borders: the only thing that symbolically divides men. I was thus contented with tracing the thousands of lines which link them with the thousands of points or places of exchange: towns, little ones, big ones…

The project has only just begun; we are searching volunteers to transcribe it into all the alphabets used in our region. The map should be printed in even larger quantities.

Source: http://www.sabine-rethore.net/engl/artistic%20maps/mediterraneanwit.html

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One comment

  1. Your map is beautiful. It’s funny how reorienting a 90 degree turn can be. Also nice to see so many roads, because it reminds me of road trips in parts of the area.

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