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2016: Helpful Maps

I made these about a year ago. Let me know if you like them.

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1986: Vehicle / Terrain

Gary Siebel: City Car (c. 1985) From Harold Blank’s Wild Wheels (1994)

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1905: Geographische Liebes-Räthsel

Geographische Liebes-Räthsel (1905); this map by an unknown artist uses the words from a Heinrich Heine poem as its locations: Wenn ich in deine Augen seh, So schwindet all mein Leid und Weh; Doch wenn ich küsse deinen Mund, So … Continue reading

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11th Century: Map of the World

This world map is from a 12th or 13th century copy of an anonymous 11th century Egyptian cosmology entitled The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes. The book includes diagrams of celestial bodies as well … Continue reading

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2016: All Roads

“Now that we had our 486,713 starting points we needed to find out how we could reach Rome. For this we created an algorithm that calculated one route for every trip. The more often a specific single street segment was … Continue reading

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1856: Mountains & Rivers

G.W. Colton: Mountains & Rivers from Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. (1856). Click for detail. (source)

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2013: A Child’s Map

Sweden was the first country to outlaw corporal punishment of children—in 1979. As of 2013, when this map was produced by Save the Children, 52 countries had done so.

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