Map History

1962 Trip Planning Map of the United States

This whimsical map of the United States is, by far, one of my favorites. Each state is filled with tiny little illustrations depicting the types of tourist activities that one can do there. At least as of 1962 anyway. There are so many fun little scenes, and it’s really surprising how much information you can […]

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William Morgan’s 1682 Map of London

After the Great Fire of London in 1666, the majority of the city was reduced to a pile of rubble and ash. From that blank slate, a new and modern city was allowed to grow. William Morgan’s 1682 Map of London was the first complete survey of the city after the fire, and illustrated the […]

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