Global Travel Time in 1914

I have come across a fascinating article from the Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine this week by Simon Willis. We often take for granted how accessible the world has become since the advent of the jet age. Even the world’s longest commercial flight in 2015 is still under 20 hours non-stop. But how often do we…

Maps that shaped the world

Bursting with information and often incredibly beautiful – maps do more than just showing you where you are, or where you might be going. The recently published Times History of the World in Maps features documents from ancient civilizations, through the medieval period, to some of the key events of the 20th Century.  Click here for…

9 maps that reveal London’s secret history

As part of the Totally Thames Festival in London, an exhibition called Mapping London by London based rare books and maps specialists Daniel Crouch Rare Books is running until 14 September and reveals the secret history of London from the age of Shakespeare until present day. Check out the maps at: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/09/world/gallery/london-maps/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

1930s Chicago Gang Map Combines History, Humor, Morality

America’s moral fabric is in tatters. This great nation–and especially Chicago–is crumbling before our eyes. Does that sound like the media’s narrative in 2014? No, this is 1931. 1930s Chicago Gang Map Combines History, Humor, Morality « CBS Chicago

Thousands of Historic Maps Released by New York Public Library | History Today

Thousands of Historic Maps Released by New York Public Library | History Today The New York Public Library has released over 20,000 maps and cartographic works into the public domain under a Creative Commons licence. The documents, most of them hi-res, are hosted by the NYPL’s Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, and are available for download…

Globetrotters’ passion: Collecting maps

Globetrotters’ passion: Collecting maps We may not use them to chart new lands or avoid threatening sea monsters these days, but we’re unknowingly exposed to an increasing number of maps. We constantly note our location on our phones, in our cars and via social media. At the same time, we are also deluged with map-based…