Friday, 24 August 2012

PANGEA POLITICA



Ecco a voi la cartina piu dettagliata che io abbia mai realizzato al computer:
la PANGEA POLITICA!
al di là del gioco formale di riportare le divisioni amministrative sull'antica piattaforma continentale della Pangea, ci sono delle implicazioni teoriche (o metafisiche) nel realizzare questa mappa:
Riunire il mondo in un unico pezzo di terra rappresenta un ritorno all'unitá del pianeta, all'unitá del genere umano, in barba alle divisioni che tanto comodo fanno ai nostri governanti!

e cosi gli Stati Uniti si ritrovano davanti al muso tutti gli Arabi, mentre a sud confinano direttamente sia con Cuba che la Colombia! 
Noi europei invece ci troviamo l'Africa in casa finalmente. Basta alle migliaia di morti in mare per arrivare in Europa, adesso ci arrivano in bicicletta! 
Ancora, finalmente gli afroamericani si riuniscono ai loro cugini africani tout-court e li possono andare a visitare in autobus.
Non solo, i marocchini portanno finalmente andare in Quebec a piedi!
Era ora!

Il mondo è uno.
L'umanitá è una
Viva la Pangea politica!



48 comments:

  1. l'avvento della mappa politica della pangea era stato teorizzato giá nel lontano gennaio 2009 in un o dei primi post del blog: http://www.capitan-mas-ideas.blogspot.com.es/2009/01/georgafie-alternative.html

    finalmente ora la mappa ha visto la luce. viva le geografie alternative!

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    1. Ottimo!! Grazie per il tuo blog!!

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    2. where is hungary?MoYarország?India?

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    3. India is by China and Hungary is by Romania. You need to closely

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  2. This is very good. Much love from the USA.

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    1. obrigado, fiquei contente que gostou

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  4. There is something wrong in these map. Japan is a arc of volcanic island, not a block in Pangea.

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    1. yes, you are right but the idea was to keep visible and recognizable modern states. of course, this was not the real chape of pangea. but thank you for the comment and for visiting the blog

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  5. The scale of the countries is not right. China is not that big. Canada is bigger. The continent of Africa is smaller, especially the Northern part. Antarctica is bigger.Australia is bigger. Saudi Arabia is smaller. Mexico is smaller. Indonesia, Philippines, Borneo, and Japan should not be on this map, they are volcanic islands, over great lengths of time, they come and go, in different sizes and shapes, or dissapear entire. I can keep going, but, this would get tedious.

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    1. yes, it's just a trial, it can be better.

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    2. no, the map is not perfect, but Africa is that big: Algeria vs. the USA, for example: http://bit.ly/LMGrSj

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    3. WOW thank you for the link to the overlap maps!

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    4. It may not be a perfect map but if this map were reality I could take the train to any country I wanted. Rail lover Pete.

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  6. The first thing I thought when I saw this is that I wanted to buy a print for my wall. Will you think of making it available for purchase at some point?

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    1. hello. I just made it for fun, but write me at this e-mail addess: mas.pietrobon@gmail.com I can send you a higher definition file and you can print it or use it as you like. bye

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    2. I too would be interested in receiving a higher definition file. I found your image via this website link - http://dashburst.com/map-modern-day-pangaea-political-supercontinent/ and was impressed by your work! I always was fascinated by Pangaea! Would it be okay if I requested the file through e-mail as well? Let me know. thanks - Edward

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  7. This is very cool.

    That a lot of this is a guess, is not relevant. What we know of that time is very approximate, so this rendering could be just as accurate as our "best" knowledge. :)

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  9. Damn it. Switzerland had sea access... We missed paying attention while the continents where moving.

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  10. Do you have versions of your Pangea Politica map available for sale?

    I can point you at places that will handle that for you if you're interested.

    Thanks -- Dave Schroeder (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

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    1. mr. schroeder please send me an e-mail to this address: mas.pietrobon@gmail.com (I don't sell the map but I can send you a higher quality image)

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  11. this guy, Jim White, wrote me that in this page is possible to buy a printed copy of the image. I think it's true. it's not my own business, so I cannot assure anything. anyway, here you have the link: http://c-h-apperson.artistwebsites.com/featured/pangaea-politica-by-massimo-pietrobon-c-h-apperson.html

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  12. Masssssssssimo
    great work with the map - like this...

    "The World Is A Dangerous Place To Live, Not Because Of The People Who Do Evil, But Because Of Those Who Do Not Do Anything About It."
    Albert Einstein

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  13. Is there any chance you could create a "map" with the poles and the equator shown? this would be even more interesting in order to have a rough guess on the climate...

    thanks!

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  14. Bravisimo!!! Abito nella Argentina, ma Mia Mamma e nata a Roncade, Treviso! Tu sei di Roncade, e vero? Mia Mamma e nata nel 1939, e s'e venuta in Argentina nel 1952! Cognome Scopel. Anche qui nella Argentina ci sono dei Pietrobon!!!

    Saluti!
    Cristián Schmid
    schmidmend@hotmail.com

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    1. siii! di Roncade, Treviso! incredibile! Scopel è un tipico nome della zona. Argentina! nuestros hermanos al otro lado del charco! viva!!

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    2. you live in Argentina Massimo?. and you put the antartic as chilean and brithih?

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    3. there are a lot of struggle about antarctica, but in the end, antarctica is freeeeeeee. at least ona piece of earth!! :) (I didn't live in Argentina! :) )

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  15. I'm from Iraq, we had beach according this map :( but now we don't have any beach whatsoever. We have one port and we were fighting for it for 8 years :(

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    1. next Pangea I'm gonna give you the biggest beach ever! hehe

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  16. Respect the real territory of the antartic.

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    1. next time I'll do it. I promise :)

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  17. You include countries/land masses that were not part of or post date Pangea such as Iceland

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    1. of course: you are right. this map has to be read as a conceptual work (or if you want, just a graphic game) the strength of the idea is to put together all the actual countries but of course the lands were different millions of year before. Himalaya, Pacific islands, Japan, and lot of places were even not existing as proper lands.
      it's just an idea (and it's also not perfect: I would change some parts like Iran, Mexico, Arctic and Tierra del Fuego... anyway.
      it's not science. it's an imaginative map

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  18. Beautiful, but... What is the Isthmus of Panama and Japan doing there? Anyway, good job.

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  20. Super work! Try imagine former Earth in time of Pangea as globe with diameter of 2/3 of recent one. So your's Pangea + Pacific should cover it +- completely. It should be possible. :) Some event came 250 mil years ago, broken up and blowed up the former Earth and it was a reason of the biggest extinction ever too!

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  21. Thats a very cool Project! only one thing :there was no Iceland 300 million years ago...

    " the island first appearing over the ocean surface about 16 to 18 million years ago."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology_of_Iceland

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  22. This is the closest image to the reality of Pangea we can imagine, I presume. The dimension of several actual countries must have been changed with the movement of the huge tectonic plates - some were shrinked while others had enlarged or even popped up. The map fits only if the ocean waters kept the same level, which is unlikely. If the ocean water level changes 100 meters or so all the world geography will change dramatically.
    Anyway this is a superb work. Thanks for it and for the hundreds of funny, curious or unexpected ideas you share in this blog. For me, this "Pangea" was was the prime key to discover your immense and eclectic creativity.

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  23. I love this, I have read the critique and honestly, those people are soulless bores. Kudos.

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