Apparently the globe outside the Novosibirsk planetarium has some interesting cartographic features. Not entirely sure what Great Britain and Iceland are doing off the coast of the Americas, or where Florida and Egypt have gone off to . . . [Map Fail/Maptitude]
Sea monsters are a familiar feature of early modern European maps. Toronto-based sculptor Bailey Henderson has rendered them in real life, casting them in bronze and then painting them. It’s incredible work that really does evoke the original. More details at Hi-Fructose magazine. [via]
For more sea monsters on maps, see my review of Chet Van Duzer’s Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps. You should also be aware that #MapMonsterMonday is a thing on Twitter.