So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And oer unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.1
Poetry, a Rhapsody.
Note 1. As geographers, Sosius, crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, and unapproachable bogs.Plutarch: Theseus. [back]