Strange Maps

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I’m looking for some Flash Gordon info and came across a map of the planet Mongo at this most click-worthy site, Strange Maps.

The home page features a flow chart of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and some cartozoological animals (“the discovery and study of animals outlined paradigmatically by street layouts as they appear on maps“). And since this is the Lizard Lair, I would be remiss if I did not also point you to the tyrannasaurus rex that lurks in the continental profiles of South America and Africa.

Here’s a joyous dinosaur roar out to the twisty mind that conceives all of this, for whom I can find no obvious ‘about’ info at the site, but is revealed by the book he’s produced (Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities) based on this site’s contents.  His name is Frank Jacobs, and apparently he’s been banging away at this inspired cartographical conceit since 2006.  Huzzah!

I am a rabid map afficiando, and spend quite a lot of time making them as accompaniment to my role-play gaming and to create/illustrate the landscapes relevant to my books. (I’ll be posting more about that this next month.)  So I’m in hog heaven with this new discovery. I may actually have to start reading and posting over there now and then.

Warning: there is a lot there that will suck you in and squander your work hours. But go ahead and check it out.

You know you want to.

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Yeah, that’s a wonderful place. It has an LJ feed. (Which I mention in case you’d like to subscribe to it.)

Aw, Bill, you’ve been holding out on me!
If you have other ultra-cool sites worth looking at, feel free to share the urls.

And thanks for the LJ pointer.

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