Thursday, November 14, 2013

Turkey on the Move

How big is Turkey? These maps from Türkıye Coğrafya,  a 1955 high school textbook from the Milli Eğitim Basımevi, help answer the question. The one-country-awkwardly-stuck-on-top-of-another-country style of comparative mapping has proved remarkably popular over the years, with recent examples including this map of the Pacific island of Nauru superimposed on Manhattan.