Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Visual representation of world powers as they rise and fall. Randomly makes me think of a California watershed map.

From the blog : "A completely different view of the Cape, 18th century, and the golden age of  “bird’s eye” maps:  looking southward from Boston."

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Every Building In Brooklyn, Mapped Out By Age

Every Building In Brooklyn, Mapped Out By Age (Good golly, I'd love to do this even on a small scale, with our neighborhood)

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Vintage 1940s World Climate Map. Ready to Frame. (No. 460)

i love old maps

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314 - Watch the Road: World's Earliest SatNav

This contraption, called the ‘Routefinder’, showed 1920s drivers in the UK the roads they were travelling down, gave them the mileage covered and told them to stop when they came at journey’s end. The technology – a curious cross between the space age and the stone age – consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ‘scrolled’ as the driver moved along on the map. A multitude of scrolls could be fitted in the watch to suit the particular trip the driver fancied taking.