I'm a map junkie. I can stare at the things for hours on end. New-fangled, old-fangled; topographic or political—heck, even relief. I love it all.
I think I just found my crack.
Strange Maps is a fantastic blog that's been around for about six months that deals in, well, strange maps. Like, for instance, the map shown above of the proud and independent nation of West Florida, a republic that obtained on our southern shores until the year of our lord, 1810. Who knew?
The guy/gal who writes Strange Maps, that's who. For more detail on this and many, many other oddball maps, check out Strange Maps.
A world map published by a Turk in 1072 was a particular highlight for me. You can chart your own course.