Meet America's (last) mapmaker

01/4/2012 | Slate

Cartography buffs are going crazy for a map of the U.S. made by Oregon mapmaker David Imus. Most modern maps are automated, but Imus custom-designed a remarkably clear and detailed map of the country, using skills many assumed had been lost forever. "This object -- painstakingly sculpted by a lone, impractical fellow -- is a triumph of indie over corporate. ... It may be the last important paper map ever to depict our country." writes Seth Stevenson.

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