Atlas of the Week

I chose Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities by Frank Jacobs for this week because I think it pairs really well with our class discussions. The Atlas questions the confines of what it means to be a map. Additionally, it pairs political commentary with mapping which is very interesting; this further suggests the connections between perception and political advantage. The manipulation of space in this Atlas to portray the realms of thinkers such as More and Orwell is significant as it suggests the relation between power, conquering land, and the portrayal of this physically on paper.

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