Map of U.S. states transposed onto similar European countries to give a sense of size

By Abraham Piper


Kegler Press created a map on which each state in the U.S. is individuated from the nation as a whole and then laid out over a European country of approximately the same land mass. The effect, whether you’re more familiar with the U.S. or with Europe, is to give a better sense of the size of the other.

Europe’s borders are shown in relief with an embossed line behind the states for reference.

Here’s the whole print (which is available on Etsy)…

US States transposed onto Europe - 01

And here are two cropped images that make it easier to read…

US States transposed onto Europe - 02

US States transposed onto Europe - 03

(via This Isn’t Happiness)