Creed Crusher, or Spiritual Mill for Pulverizing Creeds &C.
is an 1867 poster by Dr. T. L. Lewis. In it, a pair of cherubs grind the religious and educational institutions of 19th-century against a an allegorical globe of philosophy dominated by the Great Ocean of Spiritualism. Below, Lewis quotes himself no less than four times.
Similarly weird is the anthropomorphic map of Europe
by Schmidt. (Both via the Big Map Blog previously
Arthur Robinson died
last week. He is famous for the Robinson Projection
which compromised on the Greenland problem
of while being (IMO) more pleasing than the Peters Map
. The map was widely used by the National Geographic Society
in the 70s and 80s making it one of the most familiar to a generation of adults. The wikipedia has a summary of the advantages and disadvantages
of the Robinson map as a compromise between equal area and spatial distortion. The map library
at the University of Wisconsin is named for him.