Monthly Archives: March 2021

Historical Virginia Maps Atlas

MapofUS.org houses thousands of atlases and maps. One that it particularly interesting and relevant is is the State and County Maps of Virginia Collection. This historical atlas compiles many maps dating as far back as the 18th Century. Taking a … Continue reading

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Satirical Crimean War Map

In 1854, Thomas Onwhyn brilliantly brought the caricatures of European nations to life on the Comic Map of the Seat of War with Entirely New Features. On his map Onwhyn, takes a look at the tumultuous political environment of Europe … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week – David Rumsey Map Collection

The David Rumsey Map Collection contains maps, pictures, globes, and manuscripts. It has many categories of maps or other sorts of representations and is housed in the Stanford University Library. It contains over 100,000 images from as far back as … Continue reading

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Die Haupt Reichstagswahlen 1871, 1881, 1890, 1903, 1912

  Forged in 1871 under the Iron Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, the German Empire established a federal legislative body. The “Main Reichstag Elections” maps depict the votes of those German constituencies and the number of deputies. It was published in … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week- Dartmouth Atlas Project

The Dartmouth Atlas Project provides a huge selection of regional or national atlases and reports. For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The … Continue reading

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Bad Dieting Kills Millions of Us, but not Equally

This map displays the impact of bad dieting on the world. It shows the number of deaths per 100,000 in every country. When looking at this map it is shocking to see the impact bad diets have on the world. … Continue reading

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CIA Atlas of the Middle East (1993)

The CIA’s 1993 Atlas of the Middle East presents a wealth of information on probably the single most geopolitically important and complex region in the world at the moment. There are maps that show the region’s topography, oil reserves, freshwater … Continue reading

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Germany: Ethnographical Map

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” doesn’t just apply to books: a map that seems plainly informative at first glance can have many hidden implications. One such map is Germany: Ethnographical Map, produced in 1918 by the British War … Continue reading

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Historical Atlas of My Family Lineage

This historical atlas isn’t technically a historical atlas, but that is what my family has always called it. I was born and raised in the United States, with no language ties to Montenegro. However, my father and his whole family … Continue reading

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Wealth Year 1500 Map

Living in America for my entire life has resulted in me having a bit of an American-centric view of life and maps. I have never had trouble finding America on the map, since it is a vast continent that takes … Continue reading

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