I stumbled upon the above map while perusing the Strange Maps blog- I highly recommend hopping over there to read the full story. This map is in actuality a postcard (author/date unknown), demonstrating a selection of Scottish tartans, an important identifying symbol for clans…
Yay! Cartographers in our midst!
I just found MapHugger tumblr, while paying a visit to my favorite light cartography-themed column, Strange Maps. Map Hugger was there at least a month ahead of me, maybe more. He expanded upon a few interpretive concerns associated with the original post, Yes, we clan: Selected Scottish Tartans.
Tumblr replicated MapHugger’s original visual work, so if any should wish to re-blog, make note of the relevant Creative Commons licensing, and proceed.
… let’s forgo the nitpicking and return to our original question. Is there a spatiality to these tartans? I hazard to say yes!