I love maps and regularly buy them. Here you have a map inside the map-seller’s mind, drawing on his knowledge of the world and its ways. If only one could buy some of these maps, such as ‘journeys to hidden sources of wisdom’.

‘He would close his eyes, seeing clear lines in different colours that marked the migratory paths of fish and animals, winds and ocean currents, journeys to hidden sources of wisdom, passes through mountains to lodes of precious metals, secret ways through city streets to secret pleasures.’

Source: Russell Hoban, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz (London: Picador, 1979), p. 11

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