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Strange Maps

Steve Jackson (you know him, of course: GURPS, Illuminati, yadda, yadda, yadda) has a blog/newsletter called The Daily Illuminator. This past Staurday, he recommended a blog called Strange Maps as the "Illuminated Site of the Week". It's something I would have done, if I had had the time and the idea: its creator periodically posts interesting maps of lands that never were and places that might have been. It's a fascinating look at history and an exercise of the imagination through a cartographic lens. Check out the maps of Mongo (Flash Gordon), the United States of Britain (what the UK would look like if absorbed by the US), the Middle East of the future as imagined by the Armed Forced Journal, and a map of the Lunatic Asylum Districts of Pennsylvania.

Comments on Strange Maps
  Comment from Anonymous Anonymous at Thursday, December 14, 2006 9:52:00 AM
An excellent find!

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