These Maps Will Change How You See the World


Our mental image of world geography is derived from many subjective factors, like where we grow up and our political beliefs. Still, that image turns out to be very similar for most of us, as modern maps are largely uniform around the world.

That’s also exactly why it’s almost always wrong, as the maps we use to find our way around Earth are — almost entirely — wrong. We can’t say that all of them were intentionally made that way, as cartography requires some level of simplification in order to map out all the edges and curves of our planet, though some were definitely influenced by the prevailing views of the time. All of them, though, could end up changing how you imagine these places.

This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!

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