Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The United States Map - With Literal Placenames

    I love maps. This one is a great one. The literal names of states and cities throughout the United States.
    All of the places in the United States are more than just names on a map, they have meaning and history. The map above was designed by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust.  The map labels states, cities, and landmarks with the literal meanings of their official names.  To see further details about the etymology of the names of the world’s places and other maps like this or to order printed copies, see the cartographers’ website.
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