Saturday, May 16, 2020

Mega Mideast Map Collage

One of the best parts of this blog is having people occasionally send me amazing maps that they've found or made. Today's contribution is a bit of both. It comes from Ben Lee, who holds the fantastic title of Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. Using the Newspaper Navigator dataset, he compiled a digital collage 500 maps of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire appearing in US newspapers between 1877 and 1951. I'll be going through these one by one and posting more info about some of them, but for now I couldn't resist posting the whole thing in all its massive unwieldy beauty