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maptitude1:

This map shows the town of Agloe, New York, which was first put on maps in the 1930s as a fake place name so that cartographers could see when their work was being plagiarized. Their plan backfired, though, when someone living in the area opened an Agloe General Store after seeing the name on a map, and their cartographic fiction became a reality. Read more here.

A CONSPIRACY OF CARTOGRAPHERS

maptitude1:

This map shows the town of Agloe, New York, which was first put on maps in the 1930s as a fake place name so that cartographers could see when their work was being plagiarized. Their plan backfired, though, when someone living in the area opened an Agloe General Store after seeing the name on a map, and their cartographic fiction became a reality. Read more here.

A CONSPIRACY OF CARTOGRAPHERS

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twistytwirls:

World Stamp Map (by Ben Terrett)

twistytwirls:

World Stamp Map (by Ben Terrett)

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Letterpressed Typographic World Map. Source.

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