“…And then came the grandest idea of all!
We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!
Have you used it much? I enquired. It has never been spread out, yet, said Mein Herr:
the farmers objected:
they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight!
So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well…” — Lewis Carroll. The complete Sylvie and Bruno. 1893.