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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: Hawaii and the Philippines

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 29.

The jigsaw-puzzle visual of yesterday’s map continues on today’s map, as the mapmakers smush together two island chains–tiny Hawaii and the (relatively) massive Philippines by removing not only thousands of square miles of ocean, but the International Date Line, to boot.

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