Microkahn, a key exemplar for your humble blogger here, sings the praises of an old-school cartographer, Richard Edes Harrison:

He is also thoroughly annoyed at careless American who refuse to see fact that maps show them. He has found, for example, that most people are utterly surprised when told that all of South America lies east of Jacksonville, Fla. He has also discovered that almost everybody will give him two-to-one odds that Venice is south of Vladivostok (it is actually 150 miles farther north).

That’s from this 1944 Life magazine story about his work.


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