The explorer's life, depicted in words and pictures.
December 11, 2010 8:39 PM Subscribe
Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites.
posted by actionpact to Travel & Transportation (22 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Hoping you guys can help me out, I'm drawing a blank here--
Looking for first person accounts of naturalists/explorers/travelers etc documenting their experiences while they travel. I'm trying to develop a project for a gallery show where I would create a strange world and then take the role of an explorer finding different places/societies and depicting their adventures. I really like the idea of then producing an illustrated diary account of the explorer's encounters, and I know there must be some really interesting ones throughout history (and fiction)-- but mentally I'm drawing a blank. (The most I can seem to come up with is Dinotopia and Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle.) Is there a specific term for these sorts of accounts?
And of course if you can share some of your favorites, that'd be quite amazing. Thanks!