Two maps from 1943 and 1772 provide contrasting takes on love and marriage. “A Pictorial Map of Loveland” created by American greeting card illustrator Ernest Dudley Chase contains landmarks like Lustrous Lake, Glad as Clams Shoals, and the Serenity Sea. “A New Map of the Land of Matrimony” by Joseph Johnson and J. Ellis, nonetheless, tells a distinct story with its Straits of Uncertainty, Languish Island, and finally, Divorce Island.

“It’s simply so fascinating to me to see how the written phrase, and even an thought like love, will get put collectively, and the thought course of that goes into translating from an thought or a guide right into a map of all issues,” Burns stated. “And plus, they’re simply actually cool.”

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