This article by Atlas Obscura takes a look at Heinrich Berann’s stunning painted maps of America’s national parks. Throughout the article Tom Patterson details some of the process behind both the creation of these maps and how Heinrich came to work for the National Park Service in the first place.

The Painted Panoramas That Will Make You Yearn for Yosemite and Dream of Denali
Step into Heinrich Berann’s sweeping portraits of America’s national parks.