The Atlas of True Names

By Ben • maps • 3 Jul 2013

The Atlas of True Names looks to replace modern geographical names with their etymological roots. For example, instead of "Michigan," on the Atlas of True Names, it's "Land of the Big Lake." It certainly gives our everyday places a more Medieval (or Middle Earth-like, as described by Open Culture) sound to them. Maps of the USA, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, and the World are available for purchase. Below are samples of the enchanting and interesting maps:

Great Lakes Area

Northeast USA

South Asia

British Columbia

British Isles

by Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust of Kalimedia
via Open Culture

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