“The Greatest Paper Map of the United States You’ll Ever See” (Slate) is getting better. In addition to updating content, I'm using shaded relief techniques I developed while making art maps to illustrate the land with the realism of a painting. I no longer view The Essential Geography of the USA as a map; I see it as an annotated illustration of the indispensable essence of United States geography.
I'm now accepting pre-orders for a Patrons Limited Release. On November 15th, 2018, I'll release 1,000 fine art prints, each signed and numbered. I plan to complete and publish the regular version in 2019.
The Essential Geography of Oregon is the first map to illustrate the basic geography - land, water and human footprint - of an American state. This is also the first map to illustrate an American state with the level of artistic expression that has always been the standard in other disciplines, such as botanical and medical illustration.
Extending from suburban Anchorage deep into the ice-capped Chugach Mountains, this one-half million acre alpine wilderness park is genuine Alaska, but lies only 8 miles from an intercontinental airport. Showing roads and trails, shaded relief, contours, and depicting forested areas and glaciers, this map shows the beauty of Alaska and serves as a back country guide.
Oregon, USA is the most detailed and illustrative single-sheet map ever made of the state. It shows 1536 towns and localities, plus: State Parks; paved roads vs. gravel roads; shaded relief; forested areas; National Forests; abundant elevations; highway mileages; scenic routes; and wilderness area.