Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Bad Trips

Bad Trips: a sometimes terrifying, sometimes hilarious collection of writing on the perils of the road, edited and with introduction by Keath Fraser.

Some of the best-known writers of the twentieth century share stories about "bad trips," and I don't mean on drugs... They're talking about everything from losing their luggage, to getting lost in the wilderness. Authors include: David Mamet, Martin Amis, Umberto Eco, Bob Geldof, John Updike, Paul Theroux and Graham Greene.

Of course, the part of the book that caught my eye, is the map. I especially like combining the metaphors of map, jigsaw puzzle and being set adrift on an ice flow.

Can anyone identify the location of the map on the cover? It appears to be part of Canada's Northwest Territories or Nunavut.

UPDATE: Click on this image to get a higher res view of the map:

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At Wednesday, December 05, 2007 , Anonymous Arnold said...

I cannot make out the detail on the map...

At Wednesday, December 05, 2007 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

You're right. I'll post a higher res scan.

At Friday, December 07, 2007 , Anonymous arnold said...

Yes, it is Canada's Northwest Territories. If you look closely, you can see the territorial capital of Yellowknife, on the Great Slave Lake.


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