Texas / Kansas / Banana For Scale

Researching maps usually involves thinking about perspective and scale.


Maybe the best part of “Jurassic Park.”


Banana for scale.

There’s a popular(ish) meme that involves taking a picture with a banana somewhere in the image to show the relative size of other items in the photo.

Here are some maps that use Texas like a banana:


Alaska asks, “Isn’t Texas cute?”

dont-mess-w-ri-either Don’t mess with Rhode Island either.

Here’s one featuring Kansas for scale on a map of Europe:


Found on a map calendar given to me by KM.

And some more uses of countries as scale for other countries:



From Pictorial Maps by Nigel Holmes, page 166

From Pictorial Maps by Nigel Holmes, page 166

Note: Images jump to other pages!


Someone shared a photo of this delightful Texas-unicorn t-shirt that I had to share:

tx unicorn

And here’s a 1936 map of the United States with England & Wales for scale:

Map of United States 1936

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