A Cartographic Riddle - The Euro Banknote Map
Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:40 AM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 08:02 AM
The current January 2007 issue of hidden europe magazine (www.hiddeneurope.co.uk) has an interesting article that unravels a cartographic riddle that has bemused Europe since the euro banknotes were introduced. Why is it that the Faroe Islands are shown on the map of Europe on the banknotes (even though they are not EU members), while Malta is not shown? Around the British Isles, the Isle of Man is shown (not an EU member), but the Isle of Wight is not - even though it is politically part of England so a fully paid-up part of the EU.
Very interesting. Just ran into a similar issue from 1949, the postage stamp map of Newfoundland, which omits Labrador but includes St Pierre et Miquelon...
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