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20 maps that never happened Maps are a powerful way of illustrating not only the world that is, but worlds that never have been. What follow are not fictional maps — there's no Westeros or Middle Earth — but plans and hypotheticals that never came to pass. You'll see military plans for invasions that didn't happen or conquests that were hoped-for and never achieved. You'll also find daring infrastructure schemes that would have remapped cities and even whole continents. There are proposals for political reform — some serious and some more fanciful — as well as deeply serious plans for entire independent nation-states that have never been brought to life. War Plans War Plan Red: The invasion of CanadaFollowing the 1927 Geneva Naval Conference, the US Army — evidently bored with the peace and prosperity of the 1920s — decided to draw up plans for a hypothetical war between the United States and the British Empire. Fantasy Political Reforms Infrastructure Projects Proposed Countries

Tiny People's Wonderful World of Food Ready for some "miniature" stories? Using tiny model figures and food, Seattle-based artist Christopher Boffoli creates fantastic scenes that mimic everyday life! His collection, titled Disparity, is shown in galleries all across the United States. Why did the artist start down this creative path? "I suppose there is in some part a god-like feeling to having command of an entire world which you can rearrange at any capricious whim. Update: We got in touch with the artist to ask him more questions, including why he chose to work with food. Why do most all of your scenes involve food? Like many young boys, I built scale models of cars, planes and boats when I was a kid. In terms of this series, food was a natural choice as a backdrop because it is the most common subject for most people, readily accessible to them. What do you find to be the most enjoyable part of putting these scenes together? For those who want to try out something similar, what tips could you give?

Inside The Most Amazing Map Library That You've Never Heard Of | Atlas Obscura The American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. (Photo: Luke Spencer.) Within the campus of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a geographer’s treasure trove: over a million artifacts from the American Geographical Society, one of the most incredible collections of maps, atlases and globes to be found in America. But, ironically, the library is practically unexplored territory. It's an inconspicuous home for a storied collection: this is the final resting place of the library of the illustrious American Geographical Society. Faculty members of the geography department at UWM heard what was happening and applied. It took 16 trucks to move the vast collection, where it lives and is actively curated today in the Golda Meir Library. The 'rare room' of the Library containing some of its most valuable items. Photograph taken by Belmore Browne of the expedition to climb the Ruth Glacier, Alaska. The oldest map in the collection dates from 1452. Dr.

USGS Historical Topographic Maps Accessing historical topographic maps has never been easier TopoView highlights one of the USGS's most important and useful products, the topographic map. In 1879, the USGS began to map the Nation's topography. This mapping was done at different levels of detail, in order to support various land use and other purposes. This interface was created by the National Geologic Map Database project (NGMDB), in support of topographic mapping program managed by the National Geospatial Program (NGP). Packed with new features and downloadable file formats The maps shown through topoView are from the USGS’s Historical Topographic Map Collection (HTMC). GeoTIFF – The GeoTIFF files are a compressed, 300 dpi TIFF image format, with embedded georeferencing information so that the map can be used directly in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Send us your feedback We're pleased to offer these formats to you, and invite you to explore the collection of historical topographic maps.

Wagner & Debes Cartographers English: The Leipzig Geographical Institute of Wagner & Debes was important German cartographic printer and publisher of cartographic work in the 19th- and early 20th century. Established in 1835 as a lithographic press by Eduard Wagner, who worked with cartography publisher Karl Baedeker. In 1872 Heinrich Wagner, son of Eduard Wagner, took over, moved the presses to Leipzig, and established his own publishing firm in collaboration with Ernst Debes. Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.

Anglo-Saxon London Map The full map in overview. A high-resolution version can be found by clicking below. Central London was once largely marshland. South London, with some familiar place names. The Thames near Chiswick, which means ‘cheese farm’. North-west London, with the ‘nose-shaped hill’ (Neasdun), Wemba Lea and the curling River Brent, which still flows through the area. The eastern Thames, showing Charlton, Woolwich and Plumstead and, to the north, the important abbey town of Barking (Bercingum). Click here for the full-resolution Anglo-Saxon map (3.2 MB). Three years ago, we put together a map showing the London area in Anglo Saxon times (roughly speaking, 500-1066AD). We’ve now updated the map, based on feedback and further research. The map comes with a few caveats.

An Illustrated Guide to Space Maps Nebra Sky Disc, Germany, 1600 BC. (Photo: Rainer Zenz/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0) With its patinated bronze background and shiny gold sun, moon and stars, the 3600-year-old Nebra Sky Disc is worth gazing at for its beauty alone. But the ancient object is cool for a lot of other reasons: It’s the earliest depiction of outer space we’ve ever found, and it’s also thought to be the oldest known portable astronomical instrument. For as long as humans have stared at the sky, we have sought to understand our place in the cosmos. The story behind the disc’s discovery is almost as crazy as the disc itself: it was dug up by metal-detector- wielding treasure hunters in 1999, along with “two swords, two axes, a chisel, and fragments of armlets.” Is it art or science? From the Harmonia Macrocosmica, Holland, 1660. Compiled by the Dutch astronomer and mathematician Andreas Cellarius towards the end of his life, the Harmonia Macrocosmica is a masterpiece of 17th century space mapping.

Big Map Blog On Quality By way of a quick summary: My prints are of very good quality. Most people selling digital prints of maps online are delivering a very poor product. I make no claim to exclusivity on the source images for the prints on this site – they are, after all, in the public domain (and if you didn't notice, I'm actually, well, giving away the image files on this site). Any person can, and many people do, sell prints from these files. Not to give anyone any business ideas, but it's very possible for anyone to download a Library of Congress image, and without even so much as a glance, upload it to a print-on-demand print shop. Prints on this Site Unlike almost every other seller of similar maps, prints ordered from Big Map Blog are: t59k In short, before you buy any print, ask the seller for a small image showing the full-resolution detail – any reputable seller of digital prints will be glad to comply. Specifications The image quality is discussed above and is unmatched.