"It is high time for cartography to take its place among the arts, and for the atlas to be recognized as literature, for it is more than worthy of its original name: theatre orbit terrarum, the theatre of the world."
"Give me an atlas over a guidebook any day. There is no more poetic book in the world."
Schalansky, J. (2010). Paradise is an island. So is hell. In 1349486353 988365266 C. Lo (Trans.), Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty islands I have never set foot on and never will (p. 23). New York, NY: Penguin Group.