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Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping the Modern World

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 2:05pm by manz

map“A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams.”   – Gilbert H. Grosvenor

That quote is found at the beginning of Miscellany of Curious Maps, which is a beautiful and bizarre book. I couldn’t help but stop, look through, giggle here and there, and read on and on. It’s a big, bold, and beautiful book of maps. But not any maps you’re accustomed to seeing. A quick glance finds the maps to look as you’d think, but they are labeled in new ways. You’ll find maps of stereotypes, video websites, internet, literature, music, gaming, disasters, corporations, and sports. There are also maps for paranormal activity, common foods, extinct, animals, and more. Some of the smaller maps also include some statistics. If you’re into maps or oddities, you need to give it a look-see.

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