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RobA
01-14-2009, 01:50 PM
From the Making Maps blog:

http://makingmaps.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/map-symbols-trees-forests-on-old-russian-maps/

From the book "Izobrazhenie Lesa Na Kartakh" (How Forests are Depicted on Maps.) The book was published in Moskva, former USSR, in 1957.

-Rob A>

jfrazierjr
01-14-2009, 01:53 PM
From the Making Maps blog:

http://makingmaps.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/map-symbols-trees-forests-on-old-russian-maps/

From the book "Izobrazhenie Lesa Na Kartakh" (How Forests are Depicted on Maps.) The book was published in Moskva, former USSR, in 1957.

-Rob A>


Pretty pictures.... to bad I don't read Russian... it's be nice to know what it says.

woekan
01-14-2009, 03:57 PM
nice find!

Nomadic
01-14-2009, 05:30 PM
I especially like how its about Russian maps and the top map picture appears to depict bombing targets in the US. :P

Great find though.

Ascension
01-14-2009, 10:50 PM
Heh heh, apparently they're gonna bomb our cornfields in Iowa and Nebraska, then bomb the snowboarders in Colorado, not sure what's in that part of Texas, and then maybe have a walk over and hang out with the Hatfields and McCoys.

Steel General
01-15-2009, 07:59 AM
Heh heh, apparently they're gonna bomb our cornfields in Iowa and Nebraska.

Maybe they were going to bomob them because of all the lousy college football that's been played there in the past few years. :D

RPMiller
01-21-2009, 01:51 PM
Pretty pictures.... to bad I don't read Russian... it's be nice to know what it says.

I'll see what I can do...

RPMiller
01-22-2009, 10:45 AM
Ok, so here are the translations of the text at the bottom of each map. The actual map content will come later.

Map 1
Part of map from Kurskaya province atlas.

map 2
part of " zadneprovskim places" year 1745 1:210 000 meters

map 3
image of forest on Orengbursky province map, year 1797

map 4
Image of forest on " Land map of all Ingermanlandiy with one situation shown", year 1764

map 5
forest symbols "Atlas of military topographic map of Russian Finland"

map 6
part of topographic sketch map year 1824 1:84 000 meters

map 7
explanation of signs to routes for Vyatskoy and Kostromskoy provinces

map 8
part of sketch map of 4th and 5th forestry of Novorosiyskogo military settlement, year 1843

Valarian
01-22-2009, 11:12 AM
Спацибо товариш

RPMiller
01-22-2009, 12:42 PM
Nezashto :)

RPMiller
02-02-2009, 01:08 PM
Forgot that I needed to finish this...

Here is the rest:

Map 5 inside


Plantations of big forest
Plantations of small (probably in size and quantity) forest
Mixed forest
Bushes
Swamp with forest

Map 6


Swamp
Firry on wet ground
Firry on dry ground
Birch forest between firry

Firry Any tree with needlelike leaves

Map 7

(Starting at the top)

Above each picture - Dry Ground
Below each picture - Wet Ground

Descriptions to the right:


Mixed forest, scotch fir, fir-tree, birch, aspen
Mostly Spruce and Scotch Fir
Greenwood i.e. birch, aspen, lime timber
Mixed bushes, hay here and there

Map 8


Cut logging, replaced by young forest
Mixed pinewood, sparse oak or birch trees
Forest tract dominated by short oak, birch and aspen trees mixed with old pine trees.

Bottom:

Pine - Oak - Birch - Aspen

Elena
02-26-2009, 11:02 AM
I think that link is awesome :) I love seeing how people/groups develop different ways to stylize and represent terrain on maps.

Me, I'm looking for a good way to draw a forested mountain range, that doesn't clash and is maybe a little more than mountains painted green. :B