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On the Map, A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks

MAP36
Simon Garfield
Gotham Books
2013
464
159240779X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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With impish humor and erudite charm, Simon Garfield charts the history of cartography, exploration, empire and civilization in this entertaining celebration of maps and mapping.
$27.50

Railway Maps of the World

WLD220
Mark Ovenden
Viking
2012
144
0143122401
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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0
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Featuring 500 full-color maps, posters and images from the beloved 1830 Liverpool and Manchester Railway to the latest high-speed networks under construction in China, Mark Ovenden's colorful compendium includes the official transit maps.
$25.00

Cities of the World, A History in Maps

MAP21
Peter Whitfield
University of California Press
2010
208
0520247256
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
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0
0
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Peter Whitfield's exquisitely illustrated and gift-worthy A-to-Z deftly illuminates the development of great cities from Amsterdam and Cuzco to New York and Venice through stunning maps, plans and paintings from the British Library, where he is a curator.
$58.95

A History of the World in 12 Maps

MAP38
Jerry Brotton
Viking
2014
544
0143126024
PAPER
History
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0
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Culling maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe and both Islamic and Buddhist cultures, Brotton reveals how maps have dramatically altered our view of the world.
$22.00

Book Map

MAP45
Dorothy
Dorothy
2014
1
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Reference
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This wall map to the book lover’s fantasy world combines cartography with the classics, mapping over 600 book titles onto an imagined landscape. A 24 x 32 inch, four-color litho print, this map is the history of literature set to the art of cartography.
$43.00

Atlas of Remote Islands

WLD200
Judith Schalansky
Penguin Putnam
2010
144
014311820X
HARD COVER
Reference
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Schalansky includes islands, both famous and utterly obscure, ranging across the world's seas in this intriguing collection, certain to ignite wanderlust. We bet no one has been to all 50!
$30.00

Cartographia

MAP29
Vincent Virga
Little Brown and Company
2007
272
0316997668
HARD COVER
Reference
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Two hundred spectacular, rare and illuminating maps from the Library of Congress trace the history of civilization, cultures and discovery.
$60.00

Infinite City, A San Francisco Atlas

SFO55
Rebecca Solnit
University of California Press
2010
144
0520262506
PAPER
Reference
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Solnit's quirky collection of maps documents the cultural riches and diversity of San Francisco.
$29.95

Mapping America, Exploring the Continent

USA426
Duncan McCorquodale
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
2010
240
1907317082
HARD COVER
Reference
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This collection of unique and creative cartography depicts 400 years of United States' history. Over 120 maps, charts and infographics represent everything from engraved colonial maps to reports of alien abductions.
$45.00

Maps, Finding Our Place in the World

MAP28
James Akerman, Robert W. Karrow
University of Chicago Press
2007
336
0226010759
HARD COVER
Reference
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In this cartogaphic celebration, Akerman and Karrow show that maps both record and make history though 198 diverse, color stunning examples drawn from ancient times to today. The companion volume to an exhbition at the Field Museum in Chicao, it includes beautiful and rare maps by Ptolomy, Hernan Cortes, Leonardo da Vinci and Sir Thomas More.
$81.00

Maps, Their Untold Stories

MAP44
Rose Mitchell
Bloomsbury USA
2014
256
1408189674
HARD COVER
Reference
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This ponderous collection of maps from the UK’s National Archives includes intriguing pieces like woodcut maps, a map printed on a lady’s glove and a settlers’ map of Roanoke, North Carolina.
$50.00

Picturing America, The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps

USA641
Stephen J. Hornsby
University of Chicago Press
2017
304
022638604X
HARD COVER
Reference
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0
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Published in association with the Library of Congress, this beautiful collection of pictorial maps is the first to consider the works as a distinct genre. Originally produced as ads and magazine covers, the maps combine cartography, texts, images and cheerful colors.
$45.00

The Map Book

MAP19
Peter Barber
Bloomsbury USA
2006
360
0802714749
HARD COVER
Reference
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A history of maps and mapping via 175 examples spanning ten centuries, from prehistoric rock art to the iconic 1933 diagram of the London Underground.
$50.00

The Myth of Continents

GEO19
Martin W. Lewis, Karen E. Wigen
University of California Press
1997
344
0520207432
PAPER
Reference
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Who says there is such a thing as the Middle East? Geographers Martin Lewis and Karen Wigen deftly deconstruct basic notions of North, South, East and West in this eye-opening analysis of the politics, culture and history of map-making. The idea of seven continents, for example, isn’t ancient and wide-spread: it was popularized by American school geography in the mid 20th Century.
$34.95

Transit Maps of the World

MAP53
Mark Ovenden
Penguin Putnam
2015
176
0143128493
PAPER
Reference
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This cult bestseller, newly updated and expanded, features a map of every rapid transit system on earth (subways, light rails and streetcars). The oversized book covers 250 cities and 1,000 systems, often with rare, historic prints.
$35.00

Unfathomable City, A New Orleans Atlas

USM210
Rebecca Solnit
University of California Press
2013
176
0520274040
PAPER
Guidebook
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Reeling in a team of diverse geographers and local experts, Solnit explores multi-faceted New Orleans in gorgeous, wildly inventive thematic maps and accompanying essays.
$29.95

Why Geography Matters, More Than Ever

MAP20
Harm de Blij
Oxford University Press
2012
320
0199913749
PAPER
Reference
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A professor at Michigan State, Harm de Blij calls for a renewed focus on geography -- and geographical littracy -- in this engaging, personal overview of today's geopolitical challenges. With chapters on topics including mapping, population, climate change, the rise of China, Russian sword rattling and the future of Afria.
$16.95

Cities of the World

WLD194
George Braun
Taschen
2015
744
3836556413
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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This dazzling portrait of the 16th-century world is a sumptuous reprint of the 363 stunning color plates from Braun and Hogenberg's survey of town maps, city views, and plans of Europe, Africa, Asia and Central America, first published in Cologne in 1572-1617. With dozens of unusual details, two folding maps, as well as selected extracts from the original text and an in-depth commentary.
$69.99

Great City Maps

MAP59
Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2016
256
146545358X
HARD COVER
History
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Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this well-illustrated collection uses unique historical maps as gateways to 30 of the world's greatest cities.
$30.00

Great Maps

MAP41
Jerry Brotton
DK Publishing
2014
256
1465424636
HARD COVER
History
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Profiling 55 historical maps, this book is a lesson in history as much as it is about geography. Brotton, a professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of London, marches confidently from Ptolemy’s world map to the latest maps by Google Earth, explaining how each map influenced the culture and budding science of its day.
$30.00

Map Stories, The Art of Discovery

MAP60
Francisca Matteoli
Ilex
2016
174
1781573778
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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A beautiful, large-format book, this collection of antique map reproductions brings cartographic gems to life with relatable histories and full-color images.
$29.99

Map, Exploring the World

MAP55
Daniel Huffman
Phaidon Press
2015
352
0714869449
HARD COVER
History
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Curated by a diverse panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and map collectors, this deluxe coffee table book charts the role of cartography in world history with 300 important maps, authoritative text and 400 color illustrations.
$59.95

Mapping the Second World War, The Key Battles of the European Theatre from Above

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Michael Sharpe, Michael Swift
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
144
1844862496
HARD COVER
History
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This collection of 100 maps provide a birds-eye view of World War Two, capturing the broad sweep of events, including D-Day and other missions. Many of the maps were used in combat and include original markings.
$24.95

Mapping the World, The Story of Cartography

MAP51
Beau Riffenburgh
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
160
0233004394
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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Map expert Riffenburgh borrows from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society to tell the story of map-making. From the crude maps of ancient Babylon to mobile phone GPS, Riffenburgh shows how maps have engaged the human imagination throughout history.
$29.95

Maps That Changed the World

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Jeremy Black (Introduction), John O. E. Clark
Batsford
2016
256
1849942978
HARD COVER
History
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This compendium of 65 cartographic essentials features Lewis and Clark's maps of the American West, famous Dutch engravings, antique maps of the "edge of the world" -- even maps from Lord of the Rings' Middle Earth. Each piece is paired with photographs and detailed background information.
$19.95

The Curious Map Book

MAP54
Ashley Baynton-Williams
University of Chicago Press
2015
224
022623715X
HARD COVER
History
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The perfect book for the cartographically curious, this collection of map gems includes moral maps, maps of board games, maps in the shapes of animals and maps made of sushi. Much more than tools of conquest and commerce, these artworks are truly unique and very, well, curious.
$45.00

The Revenge of Geography

MAP31
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2013
432
1400069831
PAPER
History
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Geography may not be destiny, but it matters. Drawing on the work of Sir Halford Mackinder, Marshall Hodgson and other geographers of another era, Robert Kaplan looks at global affairs through the lens of geopolitics -- contrasting pastoral and agricultural societies, the role of the steppes in world affairs, the rise of Europe, the quagmire of Afghanistan, the border with Mexico and other hot topics.
$18.00

Atlas Maior

MAP22
Peter van der Krogt (Editor)
Taschen
2010
626
3836524112
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
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The richly embellished, gloriously annotated Baroque masterpiece by Joan Blaeu, one of the finest and most expensive atlases ever produced. Apart from the sheer beauty and exquisite cartographic marvels (including distinctive title art and foldout panels), the atlas opens a window onto the world of the 17th century.
$69.99

Cartographies of Time, A History of the Timeline

MAP34
Daniel Rosenberg
Princeton Architectural Press
2012
272
1616890584
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Art & Architecture
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How to you map time? A historian with an interest in visual representation, Daniel Rosenberg focuses not on mountains and seas but on the cartography of time in this gorgeously illustrated, illuminating history. With a rich selection of full-color illustrations, including , for example, the iconic cross-section of the giant sequoia at the American Museum of Natural History. Written with Anthony Grafton, a professor at Princeton, source of many of the arresting time maps.
$35.00

From Here to There, A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association

MAP32
Kris Harzinski
Princeton Architectural Press
2010
224
1568988826
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Art & Architecture
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Fascinated by hand-drawn maps, accidental records of a moment in time, Harzinski amassed a wide variety of maps, ranging from simple directions to fictional maps, to maps of unusual places, including examples drawn by well-known historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Shackleton, and Alexander Calder.
$17.50

Making Art from Maps, Inspiration, Techniques and an International Gallery of Artists

MAP58
Jill K. Berry
Quayside
2016
160
1631591029
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Art & Architecture
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What to do with out-of-date or unused maps? Create keepsakes and art! With 25 accessible how-tos and a guide to the techniques used by gallery artists, this introduction to cartographic crafts includes map wreaths, map flowers and much more.
$24.99

Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond

CAS113
Kenneth Nebenzahl
Phaidon Press
2011
176
0714844098
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Art & Architecture
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This visually stunning collection of 80 rare illuminated manuscripts, early modern masterpieces and archival maps traces two millennia of exploration across Asia.
$29.95

Strange Maps

MAP35
Frank Jacobs
Penguin Putnam
2009
244
0142005258
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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Spanning many centuries, all continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-color illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world.
$30.00

The Art of the Map

MAP37
Dennis Reinhartz
Sterling Publishing Company
2012
218
1402765924
HARD COVER
Exploration
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A history of discovery, seafaring and, especially, map-making, this illustrated wonder shows the mythological beasts, flora and fauna and all manner of map embellishments and accoutrements from the Golden Age of cartography, from the 16th to 19th centuries. Ships, sea monsters, plants, animals and people all get their own chapter.
$40.00

The Fourth Part of the World, An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America

MAP33
Toby Lester
Free Press
2010
462
1416535349
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Art & Architecture
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"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemuller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of the map that gave America its name.
$16.99

You Are Here, Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination

GEO26
Katharine Harmon (Editor)
Princeton Architectural Press
2003
192
1568984308
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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An eclectic and though-provoking collection of inventive maps by artists and students.
$24.95

Plotted, A Literary Atlas

GNL29
Andrew Degraff
Houghton Mifflin Company
2015
160
1936976862
HARD COVER
Literature
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This collection of literature-inspired maps takes readers into the fictional worlds of great books, including the landscapes of The Odyssey, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Flies and many more.
$24.99

Transit Maps of the World

WLD115
Mark Ovenden (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2007
144
0143112651
PAPER
Anthology
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Name a city with an urban rail system and you'll find it in Mark Ovenden's hyper-colorful guide and celebration of design, subterranean transport and cartography, including maps, diagrams, plans and photographs for very metro, subway, u-bahn and other urban trains.
$26.00

For Kids

Maps

MAP39
Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinkski
Candlewick Press
2013
112
0763668966
HARD COVER
Reference
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FAMILY
The talented Mizielinskis, Daniel and Aleksandra, festoon 52 hand-drawn maps to overflowing with colorful illustrations of recognizable icons and landmarks, typical wildlife, historic figures and modern personalities. A world tour that will appeal to the whole family.
$35.00

Maps Activity Book

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Daniel Mizielinkski, Aleksandra Mizielinska
Candlewick Press
2015
72
076367771X
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Reference
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FAMILY
Bursting with informative and entertaining activities, this colorful companion to the book Maps (MAP39) challenges young explorers to draw, decorate, design and imagine on every pull-out page.
$14.99

The Map Trap

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Andrew Clements
Atheneum
2015
160
1416997288
PAPER
Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this delightful adventure, written for ages 8 to 12, sixth grade mapmaker Alton Barnes sees serious trouble ahead when his most secret, revealing maps are stolen. The work of the cartography enthusiast shows much more than how to get from A to B -- they depict some deep, dark secrets.
$7.99

Maps Poster Book

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Aleksandra Mizielinska
Random House
2016
56
0763688355
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
From the tiniest insects to the tallest mountains, this large-format poster book (14.5 x 11.7 inches) explores the world in 28 beautifully illustrated maps, all of them ready to mount on the wall! Don't miss the original illustrated book Maps (MAP39) and its companion Maps Activity Book (MAP50) as well.
$22.00