Category: geography

Clipped from Philips’ Pictorial Atlas of…

Clipped from Philips’ Pictorial Atlas of the World Showing Where and How People Live, from The London Geographical Institute, edited by George Philip, 1935.

Happy Earth Day from the 16th century! Behold …

Happy Earth Day from the 16th century! Behold world maps from Atlas de Battista Agnese, circa 1544, by Italian cartographer Battista Agnese (1500-1564). (via)

Perpective view of the planet Mercury’s topogr…

Perpective view of the planet Mercury’s topography: “…the immense volcanic plains that span Mercury’s northern latitudes, colorized by the topographic height of the surface. The purple colors are the lowest and white is the highest. The total dynamical range of the height variation measured on Mercury is roughly 10 km, which is a smaller range than is found on either the Moon (20 km) or Mars (30 km).” (NASA)