Mt. Everest or Chomolongma. Shaded drawing for a colored hill-shaded map with rock drawing and contours at 1:100 000 scale. Eduard Imhof, collaborator: Heinz Leuzinger. From the Schweizerischer Mittelschulatlas, editions 1962-1976. [Source]
Today’s publication of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography reminded me that we should honor Eduard Imhof. If they ever publish a book called The Mapmaker As Artist: Appreciating the Work Of Really Badass Cartographers, he’d be a featured guy.