Category Archives: Maps of the Week

Middle East to the Whole World

The Islamic State, or ISIS, is a militant organization that emerged as an offshoot of al Qaeda in 2014. The terrorist group quickly took control of large parts of Iraq and Syria, raising its black flag in victory and declaring … Continue reading

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The World Through the Ages

The most conventional way to evaluate a country’s health and well-being is usually associated with the economy. This includes statistics such as the overall GDP of the nation, average income per capita, and net exports. These are valuable pieces of … Continue reading

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Pursuit of Happiness

The map titled, “A decade of migration” offers many implications to migration in the 90’s and early 2000’s and is a very accurate depiction of what was going on in the world and especially in Europe around this time. While … Continue reading

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Where’s the Equality?

America is known as the land of opportunity, and to an extent this holds true. While it is a country of great education and many chances, there are some parts of the U.S. that are poverty stricken. Through varying shades … Continue reading

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McKim’s Disneyland Map 1958

An orange border with cartoon characters surrounds the center of lush green vegetation, colorful attractions, and passageways. The pop of pink brightly labels each attraction with a name for its special Disney entertainment theme. This popular vintage 1958 fun map … Continue reading

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Letts’s Bird’s Eye View of the Approaches to India

At first glance, most people would be deceived by the well-chosen color and the exquisite details of the map, and hence consider this piece as a painting. Actually, Letts’s Bird’s Eye View of the Approaches to India is a panoramic … Continue reading

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An Ever Growing Map

Space. The amount of space left available in the United States is always diminishing. This was especially true in the later part of the twentieth century. After the 1990’s, there was an immense influx of immigrants because of the Cold … Continue reading

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Map of The Week: Soviet San Francisco

  Soviet San Francisco This Soviet rendition of San Francisco, published in 1980, paints a picture of the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, presenting a side of history often ignored by Americans. It was created by … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914

  Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914 contradicts traditional western cartography in its depiction of World War I. World War I began because of a system of entangling alliances. After the political assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: A Map of Every City

Growing up in a rural area, at the base of an extinct volcano, outside Penshurst, Chaz Hutton would be one of the last people to come to mind in being able to create a somewhat accurate interpretation of something so … Continue reading

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