Thursday, September 17, 2009

Maps of places mentioned in books

TDAXP twittered a link that shows the advancement of place mentions in, primarily Western, literature. Inside Google Books has made a code that maps locations in books and magazines that are featured in Google Books. The maps (below) show the advancement of geographic mentioning and therefore knowledge of places around the world. Be sure to note the correlation of imperial expansion and place mentioning.

1800

1830

1860

1890

Today

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the link to the picture of 1890's map and to today is seems to be broken:-(