These Maps Inspire Us to Drive
Road maps aren’t dying, they’re dead. Somehow it took something like ninety years before anyone had the idea of laminating them in easily foldable segments, right in time for the rise of cell phones equipped with built-in GPS navigation apps. Obsolete though they may be, some of these old maps were very beautiful, and not only for those interested in the obscure art of cartography. Gathered below are a handful of vintage maps featuring some really bold and wonderful graphic design, all of which make us want to go for a long drive somewhere we haven’t been.