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Ocean-chart

Henry Holiday, artista, escultor, diseñador de vitrales e ilustrador de libros, para The Hunting of the Snark, poema épico de Lewis Carroll, 1876.

Ocean-chart

He had bought a large map representing the sea,

⁠Without the least vestige of land:

And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be

⁠A map they could all understand.

What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators,

⁠Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?“

So the Bellman would cry and the crew would reply

⁠»They are merely conventional signs!

«Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes

⁠But we’ve got our brave Captain to thank”

(So the crew would protest) “that he’s bought us the best—

⁠A perfect and absolute blank!”

https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/02/22/lewis-carroll-and-the-hunting-of-the-snark/?fbclid=IwAR2uZa8oRlj5aXBEeRut1bfLKN6ZV38dQh6SRb7AcQn2ndr4EP_bvz5wqmk

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