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A New Map Tracks the Life of San Francisco's Emperor Norton
Walking tour, anyone?
July 10, 2017
The Lion-Shaped Maps That United a Nation
Back in the 16th century, the "Leo Belgicus" helped the Netherlands win a long war for independence.
June 19, 2017
The Mysteries of a Rare, 18th-Century Native American Map
It may have been more about social and trade relationships than geography.
June 05, 2017
Traveling Back in Time With Colorful Isochrone Maps
Journey-based charts from the past can help us track the progression of transportation technology.
May 22, 2017
How to Digitize a 357-Year-Old Atlas That's Nearly 6 Feet Tall
It's not going to fit in a scanner.
May 08, 2017
Mapping Ireland's Mysterious Carvings of Old Women Exposing Their Genitals
Sheela-na-gigs can be found all over the country, but it's only recently that academics have been brave enough to study them.
May 01, 2017
The Spies Who Mapped Great Swathes of South Asia by Foot
Using secret tools, and under cover of night, Indian "pundits" charted land for the British.
April 17, 2017
The 15th-Century Monk Who Crowdsourced a Map of the World
Fra Mauro was the Google Earth of the 1450s.
April 03, 2017
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
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