Today’s helpful reminder comes via this week’s The Whippet (highly recommended):
The Limits of Scale
“And then came the grandest idea of all ! We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!”Lewis Carroll – Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
“Have you used it much?” I enquired.
“It has never been spread out, yet,” said Mein Herr: “the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight ! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well.”
The Whippet #144 (above)
Terrible Maps (example below)