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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations (Hardcover)

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As a history lover and a fan of the macabre, this book is incredibly exciting for me. It combines beautiful antique maps with the great disasters and mysteries of the human race. Places where the ground burns with fire constantly to those where bats black out the sky to the most popular suicide location in the world. This beautiful tome makes history so enticing. 

— Ivy

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Atlas Obscura says this lushly illustrated New York Times bestselling guide to dozens of dangerous, eerie, and infamous locations is the perfect gift for "those who believe the world is still full of mysteries to investigate."

Pick up the acclaimed Atlas of Cursed Places and visit the world's most nerve-wracking locations. With pithy historical profiles, vintage full-color maps, and haunting tales that will color your perspective (and send tingles down your spine), this is a clever gift for the intrepid traveler or armchair adventurer who wants to explore destinations both remarkable and daunting. Visit:

  • a coal town where the ground is constantly on fire
  • a Zambian national park where more than 8 million bats darken the skies
  • the infamous suicide location of Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji
  • the lesser-known Nevada triangle, in which dozens of aircraft have inexplicably disappeared


Beautifully packaged and written with a twisty sense of humor, Atlas of Cursed Places puts your quirky side on the map.

About the Author


Olivier Le Carrer is a journalist and passionate sailor. He has spent the last thirty years exploring the shores of the planet. He has written several books on cartography and navigation with the illustrator Sibylle Le Carrer.

Praise For…


"...an enticing tour of frightening places around the world..."—Shelf Awareness

"[For]
those who believe the world
is still full of mysteries to investigate."—Atlas Obscura

"Olivier Le Carrer's Atlas of Cursed Places is many things - travel writing, folklore, true crime, history, map porn - all wrapped up in a rather splendid package....Given its tales of ghosts, dragons and disasters both natural and manmade, Le Carrer's Atlas represents a fresh boarding pass to leap aboard the world of geography, even for the geographaphobic among us."—BookGasm

"Perfect for the macabre traveler with a sense of humor."—New York Post

"....morbidly delightful collection of maps and essays about locations that probably make actual visitors a bit nervous."—Dayton Daily News


Product Details
ISBN: 9781631910005
ISBN-10: 1631910000
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English
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Created At: 2/9/2015 02:12am
Last Updated At: 9/22/2020 02:01pm