February 28, 2007

Strange Maps
— Ace

Funny little blog about cryptogeography.

Odd facts about forgotten places, like the late lamented "Free and Indpendent State of West Florida" and the still-existing state of East Germany (a Cuban island was given over to the DDR, and still is legally owned by East Germany, despite the fact East Germany doesn't even own East Germany anymore).

California as an island? An old misconception. But the old cartographers may have just been ahead of their time; we'll see what happens after the Big One hits.

Good stuff.

Thanks to steve_in_hb.

Posted by: Ace at 08:41 AM | Comments (14)
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Hey, that's nifty.

Great blog.  Nice site.

Seriously, my favorite is the most generic map ever, although it's more of an instructional example than a purported representation of an actual (or even fictional) place.

The "Newy York as seen by New Yorkers" are fun, too.

Posted by: Some Guy at February 28, 2007 09:00 AM (lPxkl)

2 Well, Cali probably looked like an island to the 15th or 16th century navigators who sailed north up the coast past the Baja penninsula.

Posted by: shank at February 28, 2007 09:08 AM (+H1yK)

3 Love maps, thanks for the link.

Posted by: Uniball at February 28, 2007 09:26 AM (27iEn)

4 After seeing this site I am planning on invading and illergally occupying East Germany. Anyone with me?

Posted by: jones at February 28, 2007 09:55 AM (lJUwT)

5 Thinking more on this topic, I may claim the island in the name of the Confederacy. now I just need a boat a Confederate flag and to learn how to whistle Dixie.

Posted by: Jones at February 28, 2007 10:03 AM (lJUwT)

6 Jones, being a Rebel ain't just whistlin' Dixie.

Posted by: harrison at February 28, 2007 10:06 AM (yYMAJ)

7 I just spent 2 hours on this site. It's great.

Thank you!

Posted by: Lipstick at February 28, 2007 04:53 PM (3y+L6)

8 Alrighty, guess I need to check into beachfront property in Nevada or Arizona...

Posted by: John at February 28, 2007 05:19 PM (Ynv7t)

9 And their probibly are holding their maps upside down again

Posted by: spurwing plover at February 28, 2007 05:41 PM (UwJcR)

10 The only reason why California officially isn't an island anymore, is because the King of Spain said so sometime. I still recognize the "Island Nation of California", but I'm probably the only one... -_-

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