Four inspiring stories of exploration, adventure and discovery.
Included are the real-life tales of french hero Jeanne Baré, the first lady to circumnavigate the world… whilst dressed as a man; Matthew Flinders’ much loved travel companion, Trim the cat; the rapacious Spanish Conquistadors’ search for El Dorado; and the amazing survival of Ernest Shakelton’s crew on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
The stories take shape over four booklets. Each cover is adorned with a historical map relating to the adventures within. The booklets’ spines were stitched on my home sewing machine and sit snug inside a folder. Outside labels are hand-printed and tied with string. Illustrations throughout the book are my own interpretations of traditional cartographic elements, including rhumb lines and compass roses.