Welcome to Cartographia! Here you’ll find all sorts of maps demonstrating the ways people have used map making technology to illustrate the world around them. Some of these maps will be funny or strange, made by people making a humorous or satirical point. Others will be more serious examinations of economics, politics, history, or warfare.
There isn’t really be a rubric for choosing what maps end up here. So long as the map is interesting, topical, unusual, or sufficiently funny, there’s a chance you might run across it on this site.
I’ve had a long fascination with maps of all sorts, and I’m hoping that this site will allow me to share that interest with others. So please, if you find your way here, take a moment to drop a comment or two under the features that interest you. Or better yet, drop me a message with an interesting map you saw that you think I should include.
Strabo and Ptolemy from Raphael’s “The School of Athens”
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