MYTHICAL CREATURES AND MESMERISING DETAILS.
Our Latest Map Takes On A New Light.
As a mapmaker, Marcus has spent much of the last decade looking down. Nothing strange about that; streets, seas and landmasses tend to be represented from a bird’s-eye view. But a particularly gruelling data-crunching session of an urban grid area got him pining after something that was rather more…out of this world.
As anyone who finds themselves in a bind might do, Marcus raised his eyes to the sky in search of inspiration. And that’s when he realised he was staring his next project straight in the face.
Many moons ago, Celestial Maps were bursting with mythical creatures and mesmerising details, turning the night sky into a fanciful realm of mystery and intrigue. But the star maps available on the high street today show nothing more than a cluster of lines and dots. Marcus was moved to try to bring back a sense of wonder to the star map.
It was then that he stumbled across some original 17th century illustrations of the constellations by one Johannes Hevelius.