My type of map

This typographic world map, available on Etsy, is quite incredible and more than a little bit clever. Rather than drawing borders the countries are created using the names of cities, landmarks, and nations.


Peter says:

These sort of things always amuse me – in Australia booming cities like Oodnadatta are marked (pop ~250), just because there’s nothing else anywhere nearby to fill in the space. And then in China, there’d be cities of 1 million+ that aren’t marked, just because there isn’t space to mark them all.