Punch, 17 (1849), 189.
A Wyld Goose Chase over the Globe
Physical Geography, Display, Mapping, Astronomy, Transport, Travel, Railways, Technology, Invention
Announces James Wyld's new 'Map of the North Pole' and discusses his indefatigable zeal for mapping. Expects Wyld would favour science 'with a "carte du pays" of the interior of the earth' which would enable people to travel between opposite sides of the globe. Discusses possible modes of transport for such journeys and expresses confidence that these would ruin railways. Concludes by describing Wyld's map of the Court of Chancery and by remarking that his brain consists of 'two hemispheres' which are 'printed, varnished, and glazed, exactly like a pair of globes'.
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