By Alastair Bonnett
In an international of Google Earth the place we predict that the realm is absolutely mapped out, each discovery and experience made, Off the Map is a trip in the course of the final hidden geographies – from disappearing island to gutterspaces, invisible towns and floating landmasses – and is a beautiful testomony to how mysterious the area is still this day. within the nice culture of pyscho-geography – the background of areas and what they let us know approximately ourselves – Off the Map follows Iain Sinclair, Will Self, Robert Macfarlane and Judith Schalansky's Atlas of distant Islands to offer the real-life resolution to Italo Calvino's Invisible towns via weaving jointly what we see on maps to what the realm is actually like. it's get together of either our love of areas and the need to visualize new areas. if it is Sealand, an deserted gun platform off the English coast British citizen claimed as his personal sovereign country, making his spouse his princess, or Baarle, a patchwork of Dutch and Flemish enclaves the place crossing the line can contain traversing a number of nationwide borders; or relocating villages, unclaimed deserts, mystery towns or underground labyrinths, absolutely illustrated with unique maps and drawing Off the Map exhibits the trendy international from marvelous new vantage issues that would encourage city explorers, and armchair travelers alike to contemplate a brand new method of figuring out the realm we are living in.