Maps have always been and still remain an important part of our lives as a source of learning and discovery as well as just getting from A to B. Literally written in stone, the first maps date back 5,000 years and were like amazing pieces of art. Using symbols and fine art drawings to depict oceans and hunting grounds natural materials were used like clay tablets and silk. Owning a map of such detail and quality that took months to complete was a status symbol if you owned one, a bit like a Ferrari car today. But thanks to the invention of the printing press, the growth of publishing houses and hunger to learn about the world, mean’t that the map became accessible to everyone.
A professor at Queen Mary University of London says that all maps are subjective and that different cultures believed maps to be true and objective only because it captured perfectly our own individual understandings of how we see the world. But then when we get out there and see it for ourselves it seems different and one has the urge to log down the way we experience and see people and places.
This is exactly why personalized travel is so important to us all and actually is critical for everyday life for work but more than that. It is for our own pleasure and our own journey to map out the places we visit and the things we learn along the way.
A World travel scratch map is the perfect map to inspire and record personal travel uncovering your own journey and producing a map that says, ” this is the world through my eyes ” and enjoy it’s decorative unique patterns as you scratch your personal travels, revealing a multi color map of information of great capital cities and unique landmarks uncovered only by you.
Wherever you go, becomes a part of you.