1.26.2012

ATLAS OF REMOTE ISLANDS




Yet another book I must own for my armchair travel. Atlas of Remote Islands is an illustrated book by German author Judith Schalansky. As described by Penguin Books:
On one page are perfect maps, on the other unfold bizarre stories from the history of the islands themselves. Rare animals and strange people abound: from marooned slaves to lonely scientists, lost explorers to confused lighthouse keepers, mutinous sailors to forgotten castaways; a collection of Robinson Crusoes of all kinds.
While the original illustrations (also by Schalansky) are superb, I adore Christina Hart's re-illustrations. There are so many nooks and crannies of this world unknown and unexplored.
(found via designworklife / images vial Christina Hart)