Human Shape of the Holy Land
Chapter 6 - Modern Anthropomorphic Maps
West is in the upper side of the picture and
The European anthropomorphic maps genre developed and single states became the subjects.
A map of the Low Lands as a lion – 16th century
William Harvey created in the 19th century a full atlas of
anthropomorphic maps under the title: "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries." The atlas was
published in 1869 and included 12 maps of European countries, each with a
William Harvey -
An Internet site presents coloring pages for children with states maps as faces of unique characters.
The increased amount of anthropomorphic maps raises the question of their creditability. Although the total number of anthropomorphic maps is not big, it is possible to find two different descriptions of the same place. The criterion for ruling in this matter is the level of correlation with the terrain.
Gustav Dore, 1854 –
A contradiction with the bear in