Hidden in between the letters, books give you a free ticket to travel the world through its pages. A cultural experience through time and space to create new adventures.
Like a treasure map, we’ve got to thank two geniuses who used literature to trace the easiest route to culture through the magic of cartography. Highway to paradise for book lovers!
Our pal Martin Vargic, a 17-year-old artist from Slovakia, created this world map as a visualization of literature’s evolution up to this day. Vargic divided it into four continents to symbolize different literary forms: poetry, drama, prose fiction, and nonfiction.
The full version is featured in his book Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping out the Modern World and on his website.
On the other hand, Reddit user Backforward24 created a pretty simple but brilliant map where he represented each country with their most famous book. Of course, his choice of iconic works is debatable, but the cool part is learning more about other cultures like Asia or Africa.
Time to go the library and stack ourselves up, huh?
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