Cultural Mapping as a methodology has infinite applications:
You could for example map the development of the hamburger across a chronological or a geographical axis…
This was a little gif we made for a YouTube video which didn’t make the cut.
Thought you might like it anyway.
The map in the background was reissued by Jan Elwe in 1792, the original was produced by Alexis Hubert Jaillot in 1694.
Jaillot (1632-1712) originally trained as a sculptor but inherited a map-producing and printmaking company through his father and law. He was responsible for reprinting much of the cartographer Nicolas Sanson’s work after his death and having access to the majority of his plates allowed him to produce his own versions with little modification to the charts themselves.
His work often included allegories extolling the virtues of Sun King Louis the IV and were used to tutor the young Dauphine. As a result Jaillot was awarded the coveted title of ‘Geographe du Roi’, or ‘Geographer of the King’.