National Geographic : 1951 Dec
(© National Geographic Society 713 Ektachromc byI John E. Fletcher A Modern Phileas Fogg Maps His 80-day Trip Around the World Unlike Fogg, Jules Verne's fictional 80-day wonder who circled the globe by ship, train, elephant, and sled in 1872, Newman Bumstead (right) spent only six days in elapsed travel time. By flying, he conserved 74 of his 80 days for sight-seeing in 24 lands and territories. Mr. Bumstead, National Geographic research cartographer, took with him a set of The Society's 10-color maps. They served him as airborne signboards. Using the recent map of Western Europe, he identified rivers, mountains, and cities with ease. Highlights of history printed on the Classical Lands and the Bible Lands maps illuminated his Mediterranean tour. Here Mr. Bumstead outlines his global route to James M. Darley, The Society's chief cartographer. Red pins in the World Map represent ground stopovers; yellow pins, refueling stops. The painting reproduces in oil a photograph of a square-rigged bark. Entitled Argosy of Geography, the picture was made in the Caribbean 31 years ago by John Oliver La Gorce, Associate Editor of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.