Tag Archives: Geography

Game of the World

Created in 1645 by Pierre Du Val, Le Jeu du Monde is one of the oldest known geographic board games. The purpose of the 17th century French board game is to progress from the North Pole to the center of … Continue reading

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A Very Special Atlas

The Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind was published in 1837 for children at the New England Institute for the Education of the Blind in Boston. The entire volume was printed without ink, the text … Continue reading

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Guess Where

City Guesser is a geography based browser game that strives to provide an exceptional travel and guessing experience by allowing participants to guess where in the world they are from short video clips. I spent way to much time at … Continue reading

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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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A view of nature in ascending regions

These illustrations are from Levi Walter Yaggy’s Geograpahical Portfolio – Comprising Physical, Political, Geological, and Astronomical Geography. Published by Western Publishing House of Chicago in 1887, the book features large educational geographical charts. Using chromolithography, Yaggy created stunning colors and contrasts in his … Continue reading

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Is it art or cartography

I know, enough with the maps already. But these are awesome—really. Japanese artist/photographer Sohei Nishino’s Diorama Map series is based on his unique approach to cartography. Nishino wanders around a city shooting hundreds of images with actual film, then cuts … Continue reading

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Geography Is Always In Fashion

We have featured diverse and miscellaneous maps and cartographic forms, but this is probably the most fashionable use of maps to date. London-based artist and designer Elisabeth Lecourt painstakingly created her marvelous series titled “Les robes géographiques” from prints of historical … Continue reading

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Play Literary Geography

Created in 1933 by cartographer Paul M. Paine, The Booklovers Map of America Showing Certain Landmarks of Literary Geography is a charming guide to many of our favorite literary places. Working during the 1920s and 1930s, Paine designed or co-designed  … Continue reading

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