Category Archives: Maps

Happy Birthday George

Happy birthday, George Washington! To celebrate  the actual anniversary, check out this Atlas created in 1932 by the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission. It is a collection of 85 maps that are associated with Washington including many maps he … Continue reading

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Regrets, I’ve had a few

Here at TBTP World Headquarters we spend way too much time reminiscing about books bought, sold, and collected over the years. This inevitably leads to uncomfortable regrets about the items passed over at book sales, sold below the actual value, … Continue reading

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Street Smart

Andrei Kashcha’s City Roads tool will draw you a map of just the roads in any city around the world. Beware map geeks: Down the rabbit hole.  

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Not Available in Paperback

The Louisiana State University Special Collections Library has recently announced an exciting new acquisition. This is a rare copy of Hartmann Schedel’s The Nuremberg Chronicle, printed in 1493 in Germany, in the city that gives the work its name. This incunabula represents one of … Continue reading

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Which Side Are You On

I recently spent three weeks in New Zealand driving on the “wrong” side of the road. Needless to say, it was sometimes a challenge, especially in cities like Wellington and Auckland. As the map above shows, in most countries, people … Continue reading

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London Calling

The British design studio Dorothy has created a map of the United Kingdom incorporating  the titles of more than 1,400 pop songs. The map places the names of tracks in the precise location that the music references, imagining a musical … Continue reading

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As the world turns

 

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All Roads Lead To Rome

 

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Geography is just travel when it’s at home

This is a surprisingly nice copy of Pomponii Melae De Situ Orbis Libri III, by Abraham Gronovius.  Printed in 1722, the book is about ancient geography and includes some wonderful illustrations and fold out maps to help you learn all … Continue reading

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Keeping the UK Weird

Although the golden age of the zine seems to be over, every once in a while one pops up to grab our attention. I recently stumbled across the first edition of a new UK-based zine titled quite appropriately Weird Walk. The … Continue reading

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