Frank Jacobs's Contributions
  • 40 - Totem Foods of North America

    This map illustrates the ‘Totem Foods’ of North America, celebrating “the many distinctive regional food traditions on the North American continent by featuring a totem food key to the identity of each region....

  • 39 - Manhattan Neighbourhoods (2.0)

    A variation on post #10 in this blog, done by Alexander Cheek and to be found on this page of his website. The differences between these two maps indicate that neighbourhoods in Manhattan are ‘fluid’, and...

  • 38 - The World According to Ronald Reagan

    This parody map shows the world as Ronald Reagan (US president 1980-1988) might have imagined it. Even as parody, it indicates an interesting duality: on the one hand, it presents a view of the world as it no...

  • 37 - Newyorkistan

    The application of the suffix -stan (Persian for ‘home’) generally refers to countries in central Asia – in fact, the formerly Soviet states that occupy Central Asia are sometimes referred to collectively as ‘The...

  • 36 - An Inaccurate Map of Charlottesville

    Russell Richards is an artist who (as far as I can tell) lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia. I like his work, very funny and direct. In my mind, it combines interesting aspects of comic strip art with...

  • 34 - The 6 Regions of Movie Viewing

    This isn’t a political, but a commercial world map: it specifies the six distinct global ‘DVD regions’ of the world. DVD is short for ‘digital video disc’, the successor to the analog VHS system. Contrary to VHS...

  • The Enclaves and Exclaves of Cyprus

    They could have made it more complex, but they would have had to try very hard

  • 32 - Britain, USA

    The The once sang about Great Britain being the ’51st State of the USA’ – a comment on the culture and foreign policy of the United Kingdom, which were then as now dominated by those of the United States. This...

  • 31 - Newfoundland On A Stamp

    Not so much strange as just darn purty, this map of Newfoundland on a postage stamp, probably dating from before 1949, when it became a province of Canada (this happened after a referendum in which the other...

  • 30 – the Afrikaner Volkstaat

    ‘Volkstaat’ is Afrikaans for People’s state – the people in this case being the white South Africans who identify themselves as ‘Afrikaners’ (mainly descendents of Dutch settlers, speaking a language derived from...