Monday, January 9, 2012

A Hot Maghreb and a Nice Warm Mitten

A couple of weeks off has provided me an opportunity to reflect. While the time was fleeting, the reflection was powerful and important. When it comes to geography, I have a renewed sense of wonder when it comes to all the Places yet to explore. Earlier today, after a Google search for "Maghreb" I ended up on a wiki commons page of a map of northwest Africa by Guilliaume Delisle.
A touch of "research" got me thinking about how cool it would be to visit the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, where the above map "lives".

This ain't a bad Guilliaume!  I wonder what else he has done?  Surely, a map of Michigan. 

Which, I'll be damned doesn't make me think of the dumb Wisconsin adverts claiming mitten status over Michigan! You be the judge. Which looks more like a mitten ? :)
Yay! Michigan beats Wisconsin again!

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