Although I’ve seen this map of DC’s Gotham City before — I don’t remember where — today it pops up on the quirky Strange Maps blog, complete with some “lesser-known facts” about Batman’s stomping grounds. A sampling:
The place-name ‘Gotham’ has an interesting pedigree. It was used as early as the 15th century to refer to places with foolish inhabitants – a direct reference to the eponymous town in Nottinghamshire, England.
Washington Irving, author of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ fame, used it as a sobriquet for New York for the first time in his satire Salmagundi (1807).
Prior to 1941, Batman’s home (in the DC Comics) was New York City; he didn’t move to Gotham until DC Comics #48 (in February 1941).*
(* That should be Detective Comics #48.)