anthropomorphic maps

A Victorian Teenager Created These Comical Maps of Different European Countries

Caitlin Dempsey

In the 1860s, a young girl decided to amuse her sick brother by creating maps of various European countries.  

Maps as People: Anthropomorphic Maps

Rebecca Maxwell

Cartographers have been creatively crafting heads and bodies out of mountain ranges, coastlines, and other physical features. These anthropomorphic maps were intended mostly as propaganda pieces to show off the might of one country or stereotype foreign lands.