Frank Jacobs's Contributions
  • 29 - The Berlin Republic

    I don’t remember where I got this map from, but the context seems quite straightforward. The two figures in the foreground are saying “ein Geschwür!” (literally: “an ulcer”) and “Da sei Gott vor!” (“may God...

  • 28 - the 10 Regions of American Politics

    All results of a nationwide election in the US can usually be translated into a ‘binary’ map, divided into red states (Republican, mainly in the middle) and blue states (Democratic, mostly on the coasts). In...

  • The Republic of Indian Stream (1832-1835)

    Double taxation without representation? No wonder this grey area declared its independence.

  • A Map of Flash Gordon's planet Mongo

    If you crave adventure, you couldn't wish for a better alien planet on which to crash-land

  • 25 - Suur Suomi

    Finland gained independence from Russia right after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. A civil war ensued, along the lines of the post-revolution conflict in Russia itself: ‘Reds’ against ‘Whites’. The conservative...

  • 24 - Europe's north-south divides

    This map is yet another dissection of Europe, this time focussing on the north-south divides in the continent. Some of the boundaries here were already present in one or both of the earlier maps, especially the...

  • 23 - Beyond the pale

    Beyond the pale is an English expression for anything beyond the limits of the law or of accepted morality. The aforementioned ‘pale’, far from being a symbolic separator, at one time was a very real barrier:...

  • 22 - Europe: core and peripheries

    Post #12 shows a map identifying three core areas of Europe with transition zones in between. This map here has a different approach to European cultural diversity. On the one hand, it posits a contiguous...

  • See How New South Wales Shrinks as Australia Grows

    Now one of the smaller states, it once covered half the continent

  • 20 - Sri Lanka on top!

    Funny how something as arbitrary as map orientation can skew the perception of countries. On this map, from the vaults of the  Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas in Austin (and to be...