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” (…)  In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it.  (…) ” 
- Jorge Luis Borges, “On Exactitude in Science,” translated by Andrew Hurley, copyright Penguin 1999

” If I knew the answer to two plus two, I’d say four.” 
- Phil Loomis

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Posted on July 12, 2007, in Cartography, Diversions. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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