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?”
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:
Note: Images jump to other pages!
Someone shared a photo of this delightful Texas-unicorn t-shirt that I had to share:
And here’s a 1936 map of the United States with England & Wales for scale: