I live in a tiny town next to the ocean on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and one of the perks of living here is that I know plenty of people who use nautical charts day to day and so I have lots of fun creating things out of charts donated my way.
This is a very special REALLY one of a kind book because what you’re looking at is the ROUGH DRAFT of a bathymetric chart – the aniline purple ink leads me to believe it’s a ditto duplication of a map in the process of being made – it had some pencil notations on it suggesting alterations. You’d never see this today now that we have computers! Now it’s in the hands of one of my friends, who I hope will fill it up with lots of writing and drawing!
Coptic Stitched with waxed irish linen thread – approximately 4.5″x6″
More pictures of this book in my flickr photo set : Rough Draft Bathymetric Chart Journal