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CommunicationPublished on 20 December 2016

Hidden images in national maps

A topographic map is by definition the graphic representation of a territory. Thanks to its high quality, the graphic design of our national maps comes close to reality. However, despite strict requirements concerning precision and rigorousness, they sometimes conceal treasures born of their creator’s imagination.

Five drawings that were smuggled into the national maps: A fish, a marmot, a face, a mountaineer and a spider.

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