Only months after the Yanks and the Brits signed the Treaty of Paris and formally ended the Revolutionary War, Abel Buell — a Connecticut engraver and sometime counterfeiter — dreamed up a map that reflected his political desires and his personal whims. Continue reading
The GDP of the orange area equals the GDP of the blue, explains Alexandr Trubetskoy, a redditor.
There in W.Pa. is our splotch of orange.
In 2012, our GDP came in 14th out of 36 major metropolitan areas.
Trubetskoy is becoming famous for his maps. Last month, he explored how much snow it takes to cancel school in the U.S.
h/t The Fix