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A Popular '40s Map of American Folklore Was Destroyed by Fears of Communism
The government saw Red when looking at William Gropper's painting of the United States.
March 27, 2017
This Map Charts the Complex Landscape of an Artist's Face
In 1973, the Israeli artist Michael Druks created an unconventional self-portrait.
March 13, 2017
The Mysteries of the First-Ever Map of the North Pole
Gerard Mercator's 16th-century attempt at mapping the Arctic includes such guesses as a giant whirlpool and polar pygmies.
February 27, 2017
George Washington's Own 1793 Map of Mount Vernon
Before he was the first U.S. president, Washington surveyed the lands of colonial America.
February 20, 2017
The Enduring Mystery of the 'Fool's Cap Map of the World'
The full meaning of this 16th-century illustration may never be understood.
February 13, 2017
The Powerful 1940 Map That Depicts America as a Nation of Immigrants
It was produced by the Council Against Intolerance in the lead up to World War II.
February 06, 2017
The Stunning Early Infographics and Maps of the 1800s
Educational diagrams of scientific discoveries, from the moon's surface to the longest rivers.
January 30, 2017
A 1927 Map Reveals the Hide-Outs of Chicago's Most Notorious Gangsters
Drawn by hand, one sociologist detailed the whereabouts of over 1,300 active criminal enterprises.
January 23, 2017
One Architect's Spectacular Vision for a Spherical Subterranean City
New Yorkers would weather nuclear attack in an underground metropolis.
January 16, 2017
The 'Balloon Maps' That Aided Exploration, War, And Tourism
See the world from the basket of a hot air balloon.
January 09, 2017
From Bordeaux to Brie, This Map Plots the Origin of Your Favorite French Food
This 1809 food map sought to prove that France was the culinary leader of the world.
December 19, 2016
In 1562 Map-Makers Thought America Was Full of Mermaids, Giants, and Dragons
Sea serpents, cannibals, and one of the earliest mentions of California are features of this spectacular map.
December 12, 2016
Young, Lost, and Hopeless? This Map Will Show You the Way to Happiness
The Ocean of Experience will apparently kick you around, then give you honey and gold mines.
December 05, 2016
New York City's History of Resistance, in One Riotous Map
New Yorkers rebelled dozens of times between 1712 and 2013.
November 28, 2016
Mapping the Watery Future of New York City
What will happen to the city when the polar ice caps melt?
November 21, 2016
These Maps Capture the Spirit of Cities By Collaging Their Hidden Details
This photographer weaves intimate scenes into monochromatic panoramas of massive metropolises.
November 14, 2016
The 1915 Map That Helped All Women Get the Vote
Suffrage maps appeared on drinking glasses, baseball programs, parade floats, and sandwich boards.
November 07, 2016
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This Map Shows The Future of Your Immortal Soul
Just in case you needed a reminder that you are most likely on the road to damnation.
October 31, 2016
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