(I just love Google!) http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/07/11/145-the-madonna-map-syndrome/
My new blog bud Izzy, from BP Maps, sent me some neat info about anthropomorphic maps. Thanks Iz! Here’s what the Iz-man says:
The essence of anthropomorphic maps is that they convey geographic information (location, direction) without the need for any physical image. The availability of portable image media, papyrus for example, eliminated the need for this type of map.
If you sketched a map of Hermes (in
Asia minor) and Aphrodite (in north Africa), it would be quite risque. The American indian maps are not. The bodies on those maps seem to be configured at a respectable distance from each other.
I asked Pegasus what he thought about this and all he said was: Horsefeathers!
You can check out more about the John Smith project here: http://www.johnsmith400.org/intro.htm
And check out more about John Smith the man, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_of_Jamestown
If you read my kissing map post, you’ve probably guessed that I am not a relationship expert, but the guys at Mukety.com are. They have a really cool site that maps the relationships between people of power, and how their relationships are at the core of news stories.
The maps are interactive and lots of fun – even if Kevin Bacon doesn’t show up as often as you’d think.
If you like relationship maps and want to see another example, check out the virtual thesaurus (words have never been so much fun!) Type “map” into the search box and see where it takes you…