We had a stack of old National Geographics in my house when I was growing up and I just adored the maps that would sometimes be included. One I particularly remembering coveting was a gray map of the moon which I hung above my bed. I thought that map was the greatest thing since sliced bread and then the other day I am surfing the web and I spot these beautiful scans of colorful moon maps from the 1970s. This is sliced bread that is pre-buttered.
Warning, looking at these maps can be very absorbing and may result in lost time.
The Dark Side of the Moon Ain’t So Dark [@] the adventure life
It’s the 1930s, and while elsewhere in the world evil people are poring over maps with plans for plunder and dreams of conquest, cartography is serving a more benign purpose in Harlem, New York City. This Night-Club Map of Harlem is a chart of the fun to be had in the cultural capital of black America, circa 1932.
See a MUCH Larger Image of this Map [@] Strange Maps
This is a very retro and kind of cool large drawing made in 1845 of London, UK from a vantage point just above the River Thames
Check out the full map here.
Are you a big fan of the cult sci-fi film, Time Bandits, but find memorabilia from the film sorely lacking? Well Makers Market has this wonderful Time Bandits; Map Replica for sale.
According to the site:
These maps measure 40 inches x 24.5 inches and are printed on fine art canvas from a top-of-the-line Epson giclee printer. This print process reproduces the finest detail and is archival for decades under normal viewing conditions.
Time Bandits’ Map Replica [@] Makers Market
A lot of my best memories are family vacations we took to Walt Disney World and Six Flags. If you ever wanted to review memories of theme parks past or are just planning a vacation and need to map out a route or a list of rides, then you need to stop by Theme Park Maps. Chock full of old time and modern maps it is a one stop online destination for theme park cartography. I have whiled away many hours dreaming of my early days at Great Adventure.
The site also has a a great selection of Theme Park Brochures.
Theme Park Maps [@] Theme Park Brochures