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Explore the Beauty of Maps, Old and New

The BBC provides digital tours of “five of the world’s most beautiful old maps,” including a Psalter Map from 1260 which shows the earth as a flat round disc and a satirical map from 1877 depicting Russia as an octopus (above). The same website also features maps of the digital world, including a map of blogging and a map of global data exchange.

Posted by on February 23, 2011.

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Categories: Images on the Web, Innovative Technology

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