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Jorge Luis Borges, El Halcedor.

Southern Isle

Jorge Luis Borges, El Halcedor.

In that Empire, the Art of Cartography reached such a Perfection, that the map of one single Province covered a whole Town. With time, these excessive Maps ceased to give satisfaction, and the Colleges of Cartography drew up a Map of the Empire which was done to the same scale as the Empire itself, and which coincided with it at every point. Less absorbed in the study of Cartography, the following generations came to conclude that this vast Map was useless and not without Impiety, abandoned it to the inclemencies of the Sun and Winters. In the deserts of the West, there survive shattered Ruins of the Map, inhabited by Beasts and by Beggars; in all the Land, no other relic of the Cartographic Disciplines remains.

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Posted by flyingfish on the 4th of May, 2011
a dying art, dreaming of maps, mapping the tides of our lives, the places where tangle with other people's moorings or slap against the shore....learning all the old maps are useless.

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