Coming later in 2021 - map gallery below!
Commenced in 2020, this is a brand new map of the world. Rather than the endless skylines and cultural features of North America: Portrait of a Continent, I wanted the wild character of Earth to shine.
While you won't find cities or borders on this map, you will find geographic labels. This is important. From mountain ranges to deserts, rivers to rainforests, the labels here offer a detailed, accurate outline of Earth's natural geography.
The hundreds of different animals can evoke a feeling of place like few things can. Paired with the labels, this allows the map to be a powerful resource for learning Earth's basic geography. While, I hope, drawing attention to the beauty and fragility of the natural world.
The map is in the lovely Natural Earth projection, centered on 11E rather than Greenwich.
As of March 2021, all of N. America, S. America and Europe have been completed. Africa is currently underway. I expect the map finished later this year, and both posters and limited edition fine art prints will be available.
And be sure to follow the map progress on social media: