11 year old Fritz Freudenheim made this map as a documentation of his family's escape from Nazi Germany to Montevideo in 1938. Interesting in terms of the way he has taken a wholly positive attitude, from the title: Von der alten Heimat zu der neuen Heimat! (’From the old home to the new home!’), and the playful use of perspective and colour.
Check out Michael Albert’s amazing map. This epic collage took over 75 hours to create and accurately depicts all of the streets in Manhattan. But instead of lines and labels Albert uses candy wrappers, cereal boxes and magazines in his creations. While it’s hard to figure out where each letter comes from we’re pretty sure we recognize the “st” in “starburst” being used to mark a street.
Michael Albert Map of Manhattan Print | Incredible Things
World map of Mahmud al-Kashgari. Turcocentric world map published in al-Kashgari's "Compendium of the languages of the Turks" in the 11th century. The map is oriented with east on the top and the world is shown as encircled by the ocean.