Before there was Mapquest there were paper maps just like this vintage Europe world map. Maps are now considered vintage and hung as art on the wall. Who would have thought growing up that the maps we bought at gas stations and local hardware stores would be considered art. I could not see my mom taking one of those fold up maps and hanging it on the living room. But take a look at this vintage Europe world map and you’ll understand why the attraction to these vintage artifacts. Country borders, highways, roads and the ocean all come together in a beautiful mix of design and color.
Vintage Europe World Map
If you want to get from here to there it’s simple. Type in your destination address, hit the key and your map appears almost instantly on your desktop, laptop or iPhone. In fact, you have the choice to go by highway, back road, quickest or easiest route. Mapquest has made it that easy but it wasn’t always that way. I can remember going on family vacations by car and using a paper map. Folded into the size of an envelope it was easy to undo but I could never get it folded back the same way. There were maps for states, counties and towns. The smaller geographic area the larger and more detailed were the roadways and highways. We would use a pen to mark the best path but had no idea how many miles it was to our destination or how long it would take. Getting lost at least once along the way was a given. Ask someone for directions? No way. We’ve come a long way baby.