Brilliant Maps

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Map of Europe, 1500 AD

<i>Map created by reddit user Yetkinler</i><p>The map above shows the patchwork of kingdoms, principalities, bishoprics, duchies, republics, cities, …

Europe

The Border Between Belgium & The Netherlands at Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau

The map above shows the incredibly strange and complex border between Belgium and the Netherlands at Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) / Baarle-Nassau …

Europe

Watersheds & Drainage Basins Of Europe's Major Rivers

<i>Map created by Sansculotte via Wikimedia</i><p>The map above shows the major rivers of Europe (blue lines), their drainage basins (green areas) and …

Indian Borders According To Google Maps India vs USA

<i>Map found via reddit</i><p>The map above shows how Google.co.in shows India’s borders compared to how Google.com shows them.<p>The major difference of course …

Maps

The Only Countries With Economies Bigger Than California

<i>Map found via Reddit</i><p>The map above shows just how large California’s economy is compared to almost every other country on earth. Depending on how you …

California

Travel Time from Ancient Rome

The map above is an Isochrone map which shows how long it would have taken someone to travel from Rome to the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire at …

Rome

The First Ordnance Survey Map

The map above, titled <i>An Entirely New & Accurate Survey Of The County Of Kent, With Part Of The County Of Essex</i> was created by William Mudge in 1801 …

Maps

European Places With "Saint" or "Holy" In Their Names

<i>Map created by Szymon Pifczyk, Marcin Gębala, Aleksander Deryło, & Bartosz Chyż via BIQData.pl</i><p>The map above shows European cities, towns and villages …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Most Recurring Word On Each Country's Wikipedia Page

Map created by reddit user Amiantedeluxe<p>The map above shows which word appears most often on each country’s English language Wikipedia page. For …

Linguistics

If Ireland Was As Dense As England, Its Population Would Be 35.5 Million

Here are two random facts that show either how densely populated England is and/or how sparsely populated the entire island of Ireland is.<p>If Ireland …

Amtrak After Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

The map above shows what Amtrak services might look like if President Trump’s budget cuts go through as planned. According to the National …

Amtrak

Drive Time To See The Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017

<i>Map created by Michael Zeiler, www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com</i><p>The map above shows how long it takes to drive to the centerline of the total solar …

New York State Vs England - How Do They Compare?

<i>Created by reddit user eivarXlithuania</i><p>The mapographic above compares New York State and England (<i>note not the full UK</i>). While the two are almost the …

New York State

Every Bomb Dropped By The British & Americans During WW2

<i>Map created by reddit user amazonada</i><p>The map above shows every bomb dropped by the British and Americans during World War 2, along with a limited …

Military History

Every European Country's Top Export & Import Partner

<i>Every European Country’s Top Export Partner, map by reddit user sendherhome22</i><p>The two maps presented here show every European country’s top export and …

Climate Analogues of Australia

<i>Map created by reddit user triton1982</i><p>You probably already know Australia is a relatively hot country, but the map above shows how the clinate of its …

Population Density Represented As Elevation

<i>Map created by Marnix Hamelberg at Cartoma</i><p>The map above shows what Asia would look like if population density corresponded to physical …

Where Woolly Mammoths Used To Roam - Range At Their Peak

<i>Map created by Azcolvin429 via Wikimedia</i><p>The map above shows the range of Woolly Mammoths at their peak in the Late Pleistocene era which ended …

Maps

Map of European Wind Farms

<i>Map created by SETIS from the EMHIRES dataset Part I</i><p>The map above shows the locations of wind farms across Europe and comes from the European …

Population Density Of The 13 American Colonies In 1775

<i>Map, courtesy of U.S. Military Academy via AwesomeStories</i><p>The map above shows the population density of the original thirteen American colonies, the …

Europe At Night

<i>Found via reddit</i><p>The photo above shows Europe at Night.<p>The lights show just how densely populated the vast majority of Europe really is.<p>Monaco is the …

Jewish Population of Europe in 1933 and 2015

<i>Map crated by reddit user webalbatross</i><p>The map above shows the Jewish population of Europe in both 1933 and 2015 by country. Most countries still had …

Chile Is a Ridiculously Long Country - Europe & US Size Comparison

<i>Chile over Europe</i><p>You probably already know that Chile is a rather long (or tall) country, but I bet you don’t know just quite how long it is.<p>From …

European Billionaires Per Capita

<i>Number of Billionaires Per 1 Million People</i><p>The map above shows the number of US dollar billionaires per 1 million people in various European …

Where Are Millionaires Moving To In 2017?

<i>Map created by Visual Capitalist</i><p>The map above shows which countries gained and lost the most millionaires in 2016. Surprisingly, Australia was the …

Wealth

Who Americans Consider Their Allies, Friends & Enemies

<i>Map created by reddit user ShilohShay</i><p>The map above shows which countries Americans consider their allies and friends and those they consider …

February 1

Which Country Is The Greatest Threat to World Peace?

<i>Map created by Joe Hammer</i><p>The map shows the results of a 2013 (pre-Trump) WIN/Gallup International survey asking people which country they felt was …

International Relations

A Face Made From African Heads of State (Bonus Maps For Asia & America)

<i>Map created by reddit user Speech500</i><p>The map above shows a face combined from pictures of each of Africa’s Heads of State.<p>You can similar maps for …

Maps

US States Overlaid On Areas of Europe With Equal Population

Map created by reddit user Speech500<p>The map above shows how the population of various US states compares with certain regions of Europe. For example, …

Maps