Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable GeographiesBook - 2014
Consider Hobyo, a real-life pirate capital on the coast of the Indian Ocean, or Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and making his wife a princess. Or Sandy Island, which appeared on maps well into 2012, despite the fact that it never existed.
Illustrated with original maps and drawings, Unruly Places gives readers a new way of understanding the places we occupy. It's a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today.