Readers: Last night, my wife and I were watching American Pickers. I am a true antiquer and love the items found on this show. Mike Wolfe, one of the stars of the show, picked the 1936 Big Game Fish Map created by Joe Godfrey Jr. and Gordon Ertz in 1936. I was able to find […]

Readers: I came across this map the other day and thought I would share it with you. It is a map of the United States redrawn as 50 States with equal population. It was created by Neil Freeman and posted on his web site, Fake is the New Real. Neil Freeman is an artist and urban […]

Where the Germanwings Plane Crashed A passenger plane carrying 150 people from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, Germany, crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday. The French authorities said no one survived. The plane went down in a remote part of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, and search teams struggled to get to the area. When French air traffic […]

Source: Paul Kerley, BBC News Magazine, February 6, 2015, http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30840318. Bursting with information and often incredibly beautiful – maps do more than just showing you where you are, or where you might be going. Here we tell the stories behind some fascinating examples. The recently published Times History of the World in Maps features documents from […]

India Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population Can you find Australia and Canada? The cartogram, made by Reddit user TeaDranks, scales each country’s geographic area by its population. (Click through to see the high-resolution map.) TeaDranks/via Imgur World maps distort — it’s inherent in their design. Take a spherical object (the Earth) and try […]

Readers: The other day on Twitter, Albert Cairo tweeted about a great visual map he found in a 1938 issue of Fortune Magazine at Steve Heller’s Moving Sale on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 in New York City. Steve Heller Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he […]

Charles Minard’s Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 One of the most famous maps incorporating time was created in 1861 by Charles Minard, a French Engineer.  The map and chart, entitled, “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813″, brilliantly illustrated the march to and from the Polish-Russian […]