DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (September 22, 2020) – In Issue 75 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps we leaf through the pages of National Geographic

Steve Kovacs (Provided)

Great photo-journalism . . .

The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published in 1888 on this day.

This iconic magazine takes the reader to the four corners of the world in each of its monthly issue.  It informs about history, the way people and other creatures live, scenery, outer space and more.  It is also known for superb photography.

The large, pull-out maps are my favorite.   The creators of these maps have created easy to read maps which are typically visually impressive.

And then occasionally they get lucky with timing.  Here is a National Geographic map of the central portion of Europe as it was on the day World War II broke out – September 1, 1939.  Many changes occurred since then in the political boundaries of the Old World.

National Geographic map of the central portion of Europe – 9/1/1939, the day WWII broke out (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Click here to visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.