One of the passing pleasures of making maps is the opportunity to see the most wondrous patterns in the landscape. You can see these in aerial photographs, but when the essence of the landforms is extracted through contours or river systems there's a purity that photos mask.
Look at these extraordinary Swartberg contours:
I'm sorry the blog doesn't allow me to put them up in more detail. Here are some Swartberg river systems:
And here's a real oddity - a map of the Central Cederberg as it was in 1651!
I want to see some fabric printed in these patterns - maybe the most gifted and creative Heather Moore could give it a shot? Heather? Visit Heather at http://www.skinnylaminx.info/ .
Of course the landscape textures aren't only there in the macro-geography. All the following are textures from the extraordinarily rich Swartberg and Klein-Karoo. They make great background patterns, too:
That's all for the moment. Don't forget that the offer on Cederberg 9 maps still pertains: see blog below.