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Paterson’s Roads (1826 edtion)

- January 16, 2019 in 19th-century google street view, Index, maps, roads, transport, travel

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales.

Paterson’s Roads (1826 edtion)

- January 16, 2019 in 19th-century google street view, Index, maps, roads, transport, travel

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales.

Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

- June 20, 2018 in allegorical maps, cartography, love, maps, marriage, strange maps, unusual maps

As mapmakers began to get a better and better sense of the earth’s geography, some of the more playful amongst them turned their attentions to charting more ambiguous lands — creating maps that turned ideas into places and the machinations of the mind and heart into a journey. While allegorical maps have been around for […]

Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

- June 20, 2018 in allegorical maps, cartography, love, maps, marriage, matrimonial maps, sentimental cartography, strange maps, unusual maps

Collection of allegorical maps (17th–19th century) charting that heady territory of love, courtship, and marriage.

Maps Showing California as an Island

- May 15, 2018 in best of maps, calexit, california, california secession, map of california as an island, maps, mistakes on maps

California used to be thought of as an island. This stunning collection of 17th- and 18th-century maps illustrates how.

Maps Showing California as an Island

- May 15, 2018 in best of maps, calexit, california, california secession, map of california as an island, maps, mistakes on maps

California used to be thought of as an island. This stunning collection of 17th- and 18th-century maps illustrates how.

Maps Showing California as an Island

- May 15, 2018 in best of maps, calexit, california, california secession, map of california as an island, maps, mistakes on maps

California used to be thought of as an island. This stunning collection of 17th- and 18th-century maps illustrates how.

Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries (1868)

- June 6, 2017 in anthropomorphism, cartography, Europe, Map, maps

Series of fantastic anthropomorphic maps of European countries, each footnoted by a witty quatrain, was produced by London publisher Hodder and Stoughton in the 1860s.

Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries (1868)

- June 6, 2017 in anthropomorphism, cartography, Europe, Map, maps

Series of fantastic anthropomorphic maps of European countries, each footnoted by a witty quatrain, was produced by London publisher Hodder and Stoughton in the 1860s.

Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries (1868)

- June 6, 2017 in anthropomorphism, cartography, Europe, Map, maps

Series of fantastic anthropomorphic maps of European countries, each footnoted by a witty quatrain, was produced by London publisher Hodder and Stoughton in the 1860s.