A Handbook of the Collection

March 2008

When NAMA published in 2008 the first update to its Handbook in fifteen years, they asked me to create this series of four maps to introduce the various sections. I took the opportunity to employ a technique for creating natural-color maps, in which the map's palette is based on ground cover (grassland, desert, etc) rather than the more common method of using elevation to determine the map's coloration.

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