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British Empire throughout the World, 1872

<b>British Empire throughout the World, 1872.</b><p>This World map of 1872 is titled “British Empire Throughout The World Exhibited In One View.” The British possessions are colored in red as was typical of maps of the period showing the British Empire. It is highly decorative and it appeared in Fullarton’s Royal Illustrated Atlas which was first published in 1864 after being issued in 27 parts from 1854-62. Map surrounded by drawings of the inhabitants of each dominion. Tables include size and …

Bünting’s World Map, 1581.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

United Nations

Rabbits, World Maps And Mahabharata: Seeking The Truth Through Tradition And Science

Snapshot<p>We have a traditional and yet scientifically sound way of approaching the poetic language of ancient Indic literature.<p>To proceed through this …

Hinduism

How 16th-Century European Mapmakers Described the World’s Oceans

For some, they were an obstacle. For others, they were an opportunity.<p>According to medieval mapmakers, the world was made up of three continents …

Maps

Bucketlist World Map Poster

Price: $35Discover the world in a new way with the Bucketlist World Map Poster. Featuring hundreds of bucket list ideas, this world map poster is …

AP Exclusive: Oldest map to use word 'America' up for sale

LONDON (AP) — Christie's auction house said Tuesday it has discovered a previously unknown copy of a 510-year-old map dubbed "America's birth certificate" because it gave the New World its name.<p>Julian Wilson, a senior specialist in Christie's books department, said the two-dimensional globe created …

Maps

The Beauty of Map Design

Cartography is one of the most fundamental and practical applications of graphic design. Whether for extensive journeys, local wayfinding, or …

Data Visualization

This Amazing Map Fills a 500-Million Year Gap in Earth's History

Tectonics of our ancient world.<p>Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old, with life first appearing around 3 billion years ago. To …

Earth Science
Maps

From Zaha Hadid’s paintings to Appalachian Trail maps, a new book explores cartography in all its glory

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Herman Bollmann, New York, 1962. (© Bollmann-Bildkarten-Verlag, Braunschweig, Germany. Used with permission. (Courtesy of the …

The Best Old Maps Of London

Even at low-resolution, the John Rocque map of London (above) is a thing of beauty. But zoom in and you can see the names of individual alleyways, …

England

Map depicting first European mariner’s voyage to America now on display in New York

An £8 million map depicting the first European mariner’s voyage to America is now on display in New York.<p>The 1531 map, by Genoese cartographer Vesconte Maggiolo, is the first to show the east coast of the United States and the first to depict New York harbour.<p>It is printed on vellum and is close to …

Celestial Spheres, Smog Charts, and Radial Cartography in a New Book About Circles

Across the centuries, around the world, humans have loved circles. Perhaps because that planet which we call home is a sphere, or due to the moon’s …

1565 World map by Fernado Bertelli.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

United Nations

See this beautiful world map created from travellers' journeys

A good map can tell you everything you need to know; now a company has taken thousands of travellers’ itineraries and created a world map of journeys.<p>The map was created by the company TripHappy using 17,000 itineraries in 184 countries. It doesn’t feature any geographic borders and the team behind …

Travelers

World Map pre-dating discovery of east coast of Australia, ~1752. [[MORE]]Title: Orbis Vetus in utraque continente juxta mentem Sansonianam distinctus, nec non observationibus astronomicis redactus,...

World Map pre-dating discovery of east coast of Australia, ~1752.<p>Title: Orbis Vetus in utraque continente juxta mentem Sansonianam distinctus, nec …

Solomon Islands

Mapping 20 Years of Major Meteor Impacts

NASA wants to use this project to predict Earth's next dangerous space rock.<p>Last February, a yacht-sized space rock ripped into the atmosphere above Russia and exploded, emitting an eardrum-wrecking shock wave that damaged more than 7,000 buildings and injured hundreds with flying glass.<p>For those …

10 of the best hand-drawn maps – in pictures

Hand-drawn maps are enjoying a renaissance as contemporary artists use their imagination, creativity and humour to breathe new life into the traditional craft of cartography. Here are 10 of the best<p>Why hand-drawn maps are back in the picture

Facebook Has Completed a Map That Shows Where Everyone on Earth Lives

In what is likely a development that you'll find: neat, interesting, very fucking unsettling, or some combination of the three, Facebook now …

Check Out This Stunning 80-Trillion-Pixel Cloudless View Of Earth

Data from two satellites reveal a rather stunning cloudless view of Earth, complete with an impressive 80 trillion pixels.<p>The mosaic of images was …

San Francisco

MAPPED: Where the working class can't afford to live

The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that.<p>Politicians and pundits have all sorts of ideas, from efforts to save jobs, create tax cuts, subsidize housing, and provide universal …

Housing

An Interactive Map That Helps Predict the Best Time to See Fall Foliage in 2017 Across the United States

SmokyMountains.com has released their interactive map for 2017 that helps predict the best time for seeing the beautiful fall foliage colors …

Maps

Watch solar panel installations bloom in San Diego

<i>By:</i> <i>Chris Loer</i>By turning raw geospatial data into beautiful, interactive, and informative maps, we’re able to understand cities and urban trends in …

Data Visualization

This Map Shows You Every Hurricane’s Path in the US Over the Last 100 Years

As the Gulf Coast continues to cope with the effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma threatens to make landfall along the Florida peninsula …

Labor Day

Maps are changing our lives

Tom Cheshire, Technology Correspondent<p>There's a Lewis Carroll tale about a mysterious character who has a beard and a German accent. He's called Mein …

Maps

This Web App Maps Out North America's Indigenous History

Ask any person to name a Native American tribe and you’ll probably come up with the same handful of names (or a blank stare). But visualization tool …

28 Maps That Will Completely Destroy Your Worldview

Where can I move so that I'll be as far away from people as possible?<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Mount Everest

See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the …

Maps

A Very Modern Map of Britain’s Ancient Roman Roads

Let’s take the VII from Londinium to Letocetum.<p>Cartographer Sasha Trubetskoy didn’t set out to create a subway-style map of the Roman roads of …

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.<p>About 250,000 people …

New Mexico