Inspired by the popular map of Which Countries Are Due East And West Of The Americas, this version looks at the same for British Isles (UK + Ireland), with North and South added in too.
Canada dominates most of the west. Morocco, Portugal, Spain and France can be found due south. France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway are due East.
While the map shows Russia as being the only thing north, it should also include Faroes (Denmark) and Jan Mayen (Norway) as pointed out by reddit user Gabberulf.
And for you geography nerds this map is based on cardinal directions only, not line of sight.
However, if you did use a rhumb line (aka a path with constant bearing) you could sail in a straight line from Cornwall to Cuba (see map below). Something to think bout while you enjoy winter in the British Isles.
Want to learn more? Then have a look at:
- Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection
- Sea Charts of the British Isles: A Voyage of Discovery Around Britain & Ireland’s Coastline
- Britain and Ireland: A Visual Tour of the Enchanted Isles
- The Routledge Atlas of British History (Routledge Historical Atlases)
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