As of January 1st, the calendar is no longer available for sale on-line. A big thank you to those who purchased copies!
A viewable copy of the calendar is in the permanent holdings of the Map and Imagery Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
A couple weeks ago I came up with the idea to make a calendar to sell for the holiday season. As someone who doesn’t participate much in the holiday season, I figured since I won’t be buying many gifts, why not sell something? Calendars are useful because everyone should have one, and they make an easy gift to give. Since then I’ve been ruminating on how to design the calendar. Should it be just America? DC? Specific states? Well, I decided to make 3 different calendars this season- one of Washington, DC, one of America, and one of California. I could theoretically do other states, but there would overlap in the maps shown, as in, I have over 12 maps of some states, but some are just Quilt Projection variations of the same place. Next year I will have enough for New York, Texas, and maybe Missouri.
Earlier this year I found the unique antique Zodiac which I feel makes the perfect cover. There is something special about it that I think transcends the utility of the calendar itself. It’s probably because the Zodiac can be used in 2009, just like how it could have been used in 1544. But beyond that its like I appreciate the Zodiac because I discovered it on my own and developed it into something new (and newer and newer and newer). I’ve decided to have the Zodiac as the standarized front page for all three of the calendars and use the margins for the calendar’s credits. Since I had so many maps of California on my computer, I decided to start there. Next will be populous cities America, and finally Washington, DC. I will put them on to my on-line store when they are all finished!
To make the calendar unique I decided to not show the full-sized maps like they are shown on my website. Normally you see the full-sized map first then when you click on more you are brought to the map’s details & center. However these calendars only feature the map’s respective details & centers, not the full-sized map.
Below are the months of the calendar and links to their respective entries so that you can see the map’s full size.
- Reading The Stars - Tacoma Times, September 1st, 1917
- WAR SIGNS IN THE STARS : Our Country's Horoscope Says There Will Be Peace - The Washington Times, April 10, 1898
- The Noyes Armillary Sphere Described In The Historic American Buildngs Survey #532
- Armillary Sphere Donated to 'Federal City' by Author; Ancient Astronomical Device Links Early Chinese to Modern Americans - The Washington Post, November 10, 1936
- What the Stars Tell of The Times - The Washington Times, February 9, 1896
- Yesterday's Horoscope
- Hallway view of the first edition of the New & Arabesque Map of the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
- A New & Somewhat Accurate Map of the Tropic of Gemini and the Tropic of Sagittarius
- Gregorius XIII - Pont(ifex) Opt(imus) Maximus / Anno Restituto MDLXXXII
- The Trilingual Afghan Calendar
- Tabvla Temporis [Semidiurni in fignis Borealibus / Australibus]
- A New & Arabesque Map of the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
- Happy Nowruz !!
- 2008 California Calendar
- Tycho Brahe's Armillary Spheres
- Holy See an Armillary Sphere?
- Found Celestial Cartography
- An updated Armillary Sphere
- The Astro-Theological Overlays for Google Earth
- An Interactive Astrological Calendar from 1544 for Google Earth
- An Updated Astrological Calendar from 1544 - Eastern Hemisphere
- An Updated Astrological Calendar from 1544 - Western Hemisphere
- A New And Accurate Map of the World by John Speed [2007 Remix]