Wednesday, June 24, 2009


(From here)

This map is crying out for an RPG. I really like how it isn't the same top-down perspective that pervades modern maps. I'm really interested in maps that show locations in relation to each other in terms of some abstract concept, rather than physical location. Like old maps of the silk road that showed landmarks along the way, rather than precise distances and relationships, or maps of the world that showed Christian nations ratiating out from Rome.


  1. It's from The Illustrated London News for 20 October 1945. I found it at:

  2. Fair call, though the picture is a link. Edited.

  3. Simon: I'm not sure what you mean by a link/edited of this map. Its jsut something I own and scanned. I'd be interested to know what your references are for. Thanks. JPTak

  4. Hi Jeff,

    I'm not sure if I understand your question. I saw the picture on your blog, and wanted to share it. I posted the picture, which has an embedded link to your site. Alan and others above (rightly) commented that I should provide a link to the actual post where you posted the picture, so I edited the post to add that.

    Does that make sense to you? Are you ok with me re-posting the image? I'm happy to take it down if you prefer.