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Kangaroo
01-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Not even sure whether that's the correct word, but it's the closest I could scramble for to describe the maps here:

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=gnrlmap&action=browse&fileName=gmd5m/g5701m/g5701am/gct00011/ct_browse.db&displayType=3&maxCols=3&recNum=0&itemLink=r?ammem/gmd:@filreq%28@field%28NUMBER+@band%28g5701am+gct0 0011%29%29+@field%28COLLID+gnrlmap%29%29&title2=Geographical%20fun%20%3a%20being%20humourou s%20outlines%20of%20various%20countries,%20with%20 an%20introduction%20and%20descriptive%20lines%20%2 f%20by%20%22Aleph%22.&linkText=Back+to+bibliographic+information

I couldn't locate whether it had been posted up already, so apologies if this is a repeat. The maps reminded me for some reason of Gidde's "Archetypal Fantasy Map" though Gidde's was of course more creative. :)

Syt
01-09-2010, 04:29 PM
There were plenty of those in the 19th century, usually showing a map of Europe with the countries shown in similar style:
http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2008-08/satyrische-europa-karte-weltkrieg-map.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MTwZRGxbT5U/SOW3Zd13mKI/AAAAAAAABbE/LHnY4KnOLlQ/s400/001_karty_1914.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/2722420558_8102039724.jpg

Even the Japanese joined:
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/SoeWvKGjkzI/AAAAAAABEn4/0opUs4RwPeY/s640/67it7ijfyjfhdf.jpg


It became less popular during the 20th century, but I recall a 1950s map of that style.

You can find a number of these when googling for "Satirical Map".

Kangaroo
01-10-2010, 01:49 AM
Thanks - you're right. I found a wealth of such maps when I searched that term. I also remember a few from the WW eras but I didn't realize there were so many, or such older ones as well.

Rythal
01-15-2010, 04:30 PM
in case you missed this one:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=8426