This is a draft with all my starting ideas I have for my third essay, this draft doesn’t have a introduction and conclusion yet.
#3 Maps subjective x Maps matter when you look at them from their own time perspective
Maps are always subjective because of the different perspectives and imaginations cartographers have. Because of this maps each map matters when you look at it, from the time the cartographer lived in. Over the years maps develop because land that they portrait changes over time. A map can only reflect on a certain time period, how, it only focuses on the time the map was made in. To understand a map better you have to know the location it shows, the time period it was made in and have a little information about the carthographer. That is why sandbanks, in the map of the Netherlands, are so interesting because they focus on a very short time period. When cartographers make a map of sandbanks they also have to make a map where they are not seen. The reason for this is that half of the day they are visible and half of the day they aren’t. Cartographers can also display sandbanks different than eternal land, making temporary land a little shadier for example. Turchi says ‘‘In stories and novels, white space is commonly used to separate sections. Sometimes the effect is dramatic emphasis, as in a cutaway from an impending or just-completed action. The inevitable event, or its immediate aftermath, is left for us to imagine.’’ (Turchi 49). Blank spaces itself are timeless and they matter from every time perspective you view them from. However, when you start thinking about why a certain blank space was placed somewhere, it doesn’t matter from every time perspective. Cartographers from different time periods could have had different reasons where to put blank spaces. When you look at the map of Holland you can see that sailors might be the ones to use it because it displays sandbanks. There are a lot of different audiences for maps. There are subway maps, highway maps, museum maps and many more. [[find turchi bike map]]. What most maps have in common is that they show where you are and what is around you.