Regular readers know the drill – here’s your mash-up for today:
He had bought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.
“What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators,
Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?”
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
“They are merely conventional signs!
“Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we’ve got our brave Captain to thank:
(So the crew would protest) “that he’s bought us the best —
A perfect and absolute blank!”
— The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits by Lewis Carroll, 1876
Terry Atkinson and Michael Baldwin – Map of a thirty-six square mile surface area of the Pacific Ocean west of Oahu – 1967
Kunz – “Would anyone notice if Canada disappeared?” – May 2003
Aislin – “Canada?” – 1995
MacKay – “Harper’s Canada Includes Quebec” – 2006
Can’t believe I forgot to include Greg Curnoe’s Map of North America from 1972.
My mind must have gone blank.
Another relevant UPDATE: