Monday, July 28, 2008

#321 The Most Popular Maps on Earth?

Having just experienced the Vatican Museums in Rome, I nominate the works in the Gallery of Maps there as the most viewed (and photographed) maps on earth.
In 2007, 4.3 million visitors walked through this 400-foot-long gallery where 40 detailed maps of Italy were painted on the walls in the 16th century. On the day of our visit in 2008, I'm guessing about 4.2 million people, all with cameras pointed mapward, joined us there.

Yours in mass map appreciation,

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