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By on 25 September, 2018

Wizards, Moomins and pirates: the magic and mystery of literary maps

Peaks and pirates … A detail from a version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s map by Monro Orr in 1934. Photograph: 14597/The British Library Board, via The Guardian.

The Guardian

From Moominland to the Marauder’s Map, writers Robert Macfarlane, Frances Hardinge and Harry Potter cartographer Miraphora Mina unfold their favourite maps.

Life in the Year 2100

Google Maps Mania

According to most current models of climate change, life in the year 2100 is going to resemble the most dystopian visions of the future cooked up by writers of science fiction.

Finally, a world map that’s all about oceans

Big Think

The Spilhaus Projection may be more than 75 years old, but it has never been more relevant than today.

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Boston’s Highway Dreams

Map of the week

Recently I went to a meeting at the public library in Medford, Massachusetts. With some time to kill beforehand, I browsed their map collection and came across this atlas put out by the state (excuse me, Commonwealth) in 1962.

Signature of Famous Botanist Discovered on Map of Japan

Worlds Revealed: Geography & maps at the Library of Congress

The signature of the American botanist who helped bring the famous Japanese cherry blossom trees to the United States was discovered by this author on a 1901 map of Japan.

Ghost Plants: Reusing Huge Abandoned Sears Buildings Across Urban America

99% Invisible

A few years back, I moved into a Sears building — no, not that famous skyscraper in Chicago, or one of those department stores in the suburbs, but a city block-sized brick behemoth just south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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