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18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

1. A map showing homicide rates around the world.

 UN Office on Drugs and Crime / Via imgur.com

UN Office on Drugs and Crime / Via imgur.com

2. A map of how common blonde hair is around the world.

Schrodinger-Excidium, Deviantart / Via schrodinger-excidium.deviantart.com

Schrodinger-Excidium, Deviantart / Via schrodinger-excidium.deviantart.com

3. A map drawn in imperial Japan in 1853, centering on Tokyo.

 

Suido Nakajima / Via imgur.com

Suido Nakajima / Via imgur.com

4. A map of the world in 43 AD: a reprint of one drawn by Pomponius Mela, a Roman scholar credited as the father of geography.

Wikimedia Commons / Konrad Miller / Pomponius Mela / Via en.wikipedia.org

Wikimedia Commons / Konrad Miller / Pomponius Mela / Via en.wikipedia.org

Reconstructed in 1898 by Konrad Miller.

5. A map showing how the official time and the solar time differs around the world.

Solar time vs standard time” by Stefano Maggiolo. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons / Via blog.poormansmath.net

Solar time vs standard time” by Stefano Maggiolo. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons / Via blog.poormansmath.net

6. A map showing every city in the world with more than 100,000 inhabitants.

Nokia / CartoDB / Via imgur.com

Nokia / CartoDB / Via imgur.com

There are 4,037 of them.

7. Relatedly, a map showing the population density around the world.

NASA Earth Observatory / Via neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov

NASA Earth Observatory / Via neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov

8. Sticking with population: This is how big each country would be if it were in proportion with its population.

Worldmapper / Via worldmapper.org

Worldmapper / Via worldmapper.org

9. A map of the world as seen by the Ottoman Empire in 1803.

Ottoman Military Engineering School [Tab’hane-yi Hümayun] / Via imgur.com

Ottoman Military Engineering School [Tab’hane-yi Hümayun] / Via imgur.com

From the Cedid Atlas Tercümesi (The New Great Atlas).

10. A map of the prevailing religions in countries around the world.

Prevailing world religions map” by LilTeK21 at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

Prevailing world religions map” by LilTeK21 at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

11. A map of the world from 1154.

“TabulaRogeriana upside-down” by TabulaRogeriana.jpg: Al-Idrisiderivative work: PHGCOM (talk) - TabulaRogeriana.jpg. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. / Via en.wikipedia.org

“TabulaRogeriana upside-down” by TabulaRogeriana.jpg: Al-Idrisiderivative work: PHGCOM (talk) – TabulaRogeriana.jpg. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. / Via en.wikipedia.org

Drawn by the Arabic cartographer Mohammed Idrisi, from the Tabula Rogeriana (Book of Roger).

12. A map showing where you’d end up if you dug straight down to the other side of the Earth.

Drawn by the Arabic cartographer Mohammed Idrisi, from the Tabula Rogeriana (Book of Roger). 12. A map showing where you’d end up if you dug straight down to the other side of the Earth.

Drawn by the Arabic cartographer Mohammed Idrisi, from the Tabula Rogeriana (Book of Roger).
12. A map showing where you’d end up if you dug straight down to the other side of the Earth.

Assuming you could find a way not to be crushed and burned to death on the way, of course.

13. The Mercator projection, 1569.

Gerardus Mercator / Via en.wikipedia.org

Gerardus Mercator / Via en.wikipedia.org

The first and most famous “projection” of a spherical globe onto a flat map, giving sailors accurate lines of longitude and latitude.

14. A map showing the most popular sports around the world.

Quora / Via imgur.com

Quora / Via imgur.com

15. The Ortelius World Map (1564), the first map by Abraham Ortelius, creator of the first modern atlas.

“OrteliusWorldMap1570” by Abraham Ortelius - The Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

“OrteliusWorldMap1570” by Abraham Ortelius – The Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

16. A map showing countries by number of internet users.

InternetPopulation2011 DeSabbata Graham OII” by Stefano De Sabbata and Mark Graham - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

InternetPopulation2011 DeSabbata Graham OII” by Stefano De Sabbata and Mark Graham – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

 

 

17. A map of the most popular website in each country.

 


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