Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rebus puzzle story maps

These are from a 1875 project by Anna Heermans entitled "A Hieroglyphic Geography of the United States". It's a type of rebus, writing that replaces words, or parts of words, with picture, that tells little stories about the New England states and New York, in picture form.  This one is rather wildly ambitious and arguably difficult to suss out. They're at the David Rumsey Map Collection.NH

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