Anthropomorphic maps

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The Man of Commerce, 1889, Rand McNally and Company

Anthropomorphic maps are maps that use anthropomorphic images. Anthropomorphic maps date back to when Sebastian Münster used a queen to depict Europe in 1570.[1] The map, The Man of Commerce, by Augustus F. McKay is the earliest anthropomorphic map known of in the United States, created in 1889.[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Man of Commerce". World Digital Library. 1889. Retrieved 2013-07-28.