How we make our maps

Hi! We are really glad that you are interested in our maps! We make maps because we love geography and art. With this short text, we try to explain how we make the maps:

This are old maps restored and combined with a modern relief map created with elevation satellite data (printed in 2D, maps are flat to touch), showing the relief of the places in a vintage and contemporary way, giving them a new perspective.

Relief is obtained from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and we use some softwares and techniques to make the maps look like they have a real relief. Some maps do not have an old base, they are just relief maps, and just stylized to look like antique or modern maps. Some maps, such as those of the moon and planets and world maps can also go through this process too. All other maps are all based on old maps.

Making these maps is not an easy thing. To sum up, the process can be seen in the images below: