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Get Lost in a Map? 4/4/20

How does one “get lost” looking at a map?

“Maps can help viewers get their bearings and the lay of the land, or transport them into a realm of pure fantasy. A viewer might find a quiet thrill in poring over a map of a place they already know, or divert themselves by looking at a map that’s ‘just fun and complex, with lots of things going on,’ says Matthew Edney, a scholar of cartography at the University of Southern Maine. ‘And it’s easier to get lost within a detailed map of [a] place—one that shows features at a human scale, to which we can relate, so that we can imagine being inside the landscape.’ [Source: AtlasObscura.com]