Histomaps of religion and evolution

You've seen John B. Spark's Histomap of world empires, but he also made versions charting religions, "from primitive cults to modern philosophies," and the evolutionary tree. These are very hard to find, now, but pop up on eBay now and again: the lone current offering there, of the religion map, is already at $155, with thirty bids and more than 5 days left on the clock. A photo of the top half is in the auction gallery.

Embedded below, however, is a great big 5MB JPG of the evolutionary map, spotted by Slate's Rebecca Onion at Samphan Sittiwantana's Pinterest page.

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  1. It was going so well until 200,000 years ago.

  2. Can't help with the religion map (which I would love to see) but for those who like I found this http://www.davidrumsey.com/blog/2012/3/28/timeline-maps which might interest you too. (sorry if this goes against policy, if it does that was not my intent, but you prompted me to investigate and I wanted to share the fruits of my labour)

  3. girard says:

    Clicking through to the eBay listing provides an image of the religious histomap which you can zoom in on and explore. I don't think you can get the whole image at full resolution though.

  4. If you put those together, do you get a histomap of revolution?

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