Jan Estep, Searching for Ludwig Wittgenstein, Lake Eidsvatnet, Skjolden, Sogn, Norway, 2007, illustrated folded sheet map, two-sided, four-color, offset printed, 32″w x 24″h (unfolded), 3″w x 8″h (folded).
The illustrated map Searching for Ludwig Wittgenstein, Lake Eidsvatnet, Skjolden, Sogn, Norway documents a hut that Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) commissioned in the small fjord-side village of Skjolden, Norway, where he went to write off and on during his lifetime. The hut is perched on the side of a mountain that overlooks Lake Eidsvatnet, and is quite isolated. Only sections of the stone foundation remain, and a dirt trail leads up to the hut. However, prior to my project the site was not formally mapped, save for a quick sketch drawn by Wittgenstein to its location. The map includes site photographs, comparative drawings of the trail to the hut's remains, biographical information about the philosopher, as well as a long essay about Wittgenstein's ideas, his time in Norway, and my search for the hut.