November 10th, 2011



"Cartography, the most esthetically pleasing of the sciences, draws its power from the greatest of man's gifts - courage, the spirit of inquiry, artistic skill, man's sense of order and design, his understanding of natural laws, and his capacity for singular journeys to the most distant places. They are the brightest attributes and they have made maps one of the most luminous of man's creation."

- Paul Theroux, SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS (Penguin)