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    Link Anthropomorphic maps?

    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...ic+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.
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    There were plenty of those in the 19th century, usually showing a map of Europe with the countries shown in similar style:






    Even the Japanese joined:



    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".

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    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.
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