More Maps

It seems quite a few of you share my fascination with maps. Here are some more I found this morning.

Ancient Egypt, with the sites still popular with tourists today.
(This one can be enlarged, with two clicks)

Britain in 600 AD, showing the areas conquered by foreign invaders, and those still inhabited by the original people.

A map of the world shown as flat. Even today, some people continue to believe the Earth is flat.

A very old map of London, from 1572. Look how small it was!

And for my American readers, a 1767 map of New York City, before Independence.

41 thoughts on “More Maps

  1. I have been impressed that my grandchildren have had to learn to draw maps of areas they study. After that they have to draw one from memory and label each country. They will not have to look too long in the future to find anywhere in the world. Sadly the map I memorized was of 1959 Africa and is astonishingly out of date.

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    1. Many of the maps I drew in school are also completely outdated, Elizabeth. We used to have to colour in the countries of the Empire, and the later Commonwealth. Most of those are now independent, and many have changed their names too.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I love maps Pete, keep them coming, particularly of old London, still the most beautiful city in the world and the most historic. That map shows how pastoral the old city was which people forget today. Still today 70% of British land is agricultural and evolved from the past.
    When I arrived at the LAS 1980 I was made to do a map reading test. 100%. Do you remember that huge aerial map on the wall? I looked at that often which brought Ron Moore out of his office who also loved maps.
    The local accents of Britain fascinated me even within London and how places got their names including the evolution of the spelling. That map explains some of that.
    More about your trip on the Nile please.

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  3. Great maps Pete! I’ve always loved maps. I studied cartography as part of my Town Planning Degree and used Geographical Information Systems in my work. Statistical maps and old maps I find fascinating. The Egyptian map reminds me of the map at the beginning of Wilbur Smith’s book River God which really brought ancient Egypt alive for me.

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  4. (1) Gold, copper, alabaster mines. Is there something else I should be looking at?
    (2) I learned about East Angles in Directional Trigonometry class.
    (3) Florida is the flattest state, not Kansas. I’m not sure which brand produces the flattest soda. I’ve heard that apartments in the U.K. are flat. Any truth to that?
    (4) Helpful hint: Zoom the page, and the map of London in 1572 won’t be so small anymore.
    (5) A Salt Meadows map would show violent abuse.

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    1. Those East Angles gave the name to the English region that includes Beetley, David. East Anglia. And you can see ‘North Folk’ on that map, which gave the county its name of Norfolk.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. I particularly like old maps. I have my dad’s old atlas, printed the year I was born. I like looking at it and remembering what places used to be called. There was a lot of pink in that atlas!

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