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I am trying to remember what artistic title blocks on historic maps are called. They usually have some sort of scene associated to the map. Does anyone know?

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I am trying to remember what artistic title blocks on historic maps are called. They usually have some sort of scene associated to the map. Does anyone know?

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Would that be a cartouche?

I discovered a great collection on Rumsey's site although I recently came across a rather sobering one he didn't have. <_<
Attached File  SoberingCartouche.jpg   98.4KB   97 downloads

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I am trying to remember what artistic title blocks on historic maps are called. They usually have some sort of scene associated to the map. Does anyone know?

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Would that be a cartouche?

I discovered a great collection on Rumsey's site although I recently came across a rather sobering one he didn't have. <_<
Attached File  SoberingCartouche.jpg   98.4KB   97 downloads



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Thanks for solving the mystery.

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I am trying to remember what artistic title blocks on historic maps are called. They usually have some sort of scene associated to the map. Does anyone know?

Thanks

Would that be a cartouche?

I discovered a great collection on Rumsey's site although I recently came across a rather sobering one he didn't have. <_<
Attached File  SoberingCartouche.jpg   98.4KB   97 downloads


That's right. Thanks!

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Sobering indeed, Matthew... :P

I've been looking at cartouches recently myself. Thanks for the links!
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The term cartouche comes from the symbol used in Egyptian hieroglyphs, by the way. Used when writing a royal name, kinda like an ancient form of bold stance type. :)




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