This fantastic contraption, called the ‘Routefinder’, showed 1920s drivers in the UK the roads they were travelling down, gave them the mileage covered and told them to stop when they came at journey’s end.    The technology – a curious cross between the space age and the stone age – consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ‘scrolled’ (hence the word) as the driver moved along on the map.

A Smart Watch and SatNav - from the 1920s

‘Routefinder’, consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ‘scrolled’ (hence the word) as the driver moved along on the map. A multitude of scrolls could be fitted in the watch to suit the particular trip the driver fancied taking.


How great are these modern city map posters by artist Jazzberry Blue! In each print, the self-taught artist features a different conceptual city map filled

Star Trek

9 Maps of Science Fiction - Star Trek - United Federation of Planets and Nearby Space

The Concentric Circles Maps: Map designer Max Roberts has designed subway maps for London and New York

After redesigning the iconic London underground tube map last year using concentric circles, Dr Max Roberts has now taken the same approach to the New York subway. Explore the design and join the discussion

Literary map of London

La mappa letteraria di Londra - Regno Unito - The Post Internazionale

London - Typographic Map

A map of London created entirely with typography. This is kind of a wet dream right here.

Tearing Europe Apart

Atlas de los prejuicios, 20 ways to slice the European continent from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.

Polski Berlin

Polski Berlin

England & France circa 1793, John Bull bombarding the bum boats

Bizarre maps - Actually this is a 1793 political cartoon drawn by James Gillray in response of rumors about a French invasion showing "John Bull bombarding the Bum-Boats".

London Buildings by Tom Stove

design-by-numbrs: “ London Buildings by Tom Stove See also All Streets by Ben Fry ”

The London Underground map … in German.

London Underground Map translated into German Horst Prillinger. All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

Tube maps

“Here are the London, New York and Paris subway systems. And then, there's Toronto:”