Finding maps that are sufficiently strange and beautiful is only half the joy of making this blog; the other is writing up the story to go along with them. But sometimes, fascinating maps are resistant to exegesis - maybe because all they need to explain is right there, in the image itself. Or maybe I've just stared myself blind on them. Over the years, many have accumulated. Here are ten of 'em.
The New Yorker cover by Saul Steinberg (March “View of the World from Avenue,” has come to represent Manhattan’s telescoped interpretation of the country beyond the Hudson River. The cartoon showed the supposedly limited mental geography of Manhattanites.
During the 17th century, the Dutch founded five villages in while in #Brooklyn: Bushwick, Brooklyn, Flatbush, Flatlands, and New Utrecht. https://www.facebook.com/idealpropertiesgroup/photos/a.437113292977802.94994.113361655352969/978936875462105/?type=1