MAPS: mediaeval & modern

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Mappa Mundi courtesy Hereford Cathedral.

Gaberlunzie loves maps, they expand knowledge and let you mentally travel through deserts, climb mountains and enjoy forests and deserts.  Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of countries in relation to one another. In fact, many passionate cartographers take pride in creating maps that present relevant knowledge through a visual medium.

One of his early lovely maps was Mappa Mundi housed in Hereford Cathedral and  one of the world’s unique medieval treasures. Measuring 1.59 x 1.34 metres (5’2” by 4’4”), the map is constructed on a single sheet of vellum (calf skin). Scholars believe it was made around the year 1300 and shows the history, geography and destiny of humanity as it was understood in Christian Europe in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

Now Stumble offers you the top 25 maps that you’ll never forget. The first awesome one being (above) how the world’s population has seven regions, each with 1billion people.  However did that happen?

Topics range from population density, educational level, and a gauge of internet usage across the world, each serves a purpose of sharing data to enlighten minds. Most people aren't constantly traveling and immersing themselves into the practices of multiple nations, so a statistically informed map can help us all learn more.

Gaberlunzie advises however, If you have something pressing like VAT or Self Assessment, put the maps on hold, or you’ll never get accounted.  Gaberlunzie is waiting for a postal login/password having lost or messed up on the others. Sigh..so he’s going on a Stumble binge to relax!!  Below: Internet usage

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