The historical imaginary presents Tierra del Fuego as a border-place, the last frontier of civilization anchored at the southern end of the habitable earth. Terra Incógnita. Terra Australis. The first cartographies represent the end of the world as the Antipodes of the known reality: a place inhabited by giants, dragons and monsters. From the Torrid Zone to the White Continent.
The End of the World: the cartographic imaginary
MACROBIOUS AMBROSIUS THEODOSIUS
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