|A New and Accvrat Map of the world, 1626|
Christel Binnie said it well: "If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map is worth a thousand pictures".
Google I/O 2013 opens today in San Francisco with changes to its Google Maps highlighting enhanced location service, personalized customization, expanded imagery including under-sea and inside buildings, and improved user interface. Currently more than one million active web sites and apps use Google Maps API. It has been a long way since the first map-like picture was drawn in the modern Turkey area around 6200 BCE.
The postcard RU-1160920, received on September 12, 2012, features "A New and Accvrat Map of the world", made by John Speed and published in 1626.