Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Quite literally

What do place names in the vicinity of the USA mean?  Here is a literalist translation map (interactive version and article here) of the USA and areas close to it designed by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust,.  I like that Mexico means "Navel of the Moon".  That's pretty. A lot more poetic than the "United States of the Home Ruler".

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