About this book
The author of "Just My Type", which sold more than 100,000 copies, returns with a book about maps and cartography. Takes in culture, history and more as it looks at all things mappy from the earliest charts to Google Street View and videogame map-creators. Explains where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.
Maps have the most amazing stories. Suitable for mapophiles, this book offers narratives on everything from the challenge of mapping the oceans to spellbinding treasure maps to the naming of America, from Churchill's crucial war maps to the lay-out of a Monopoly board, from crime maps to music maps, from rare map dealers to cartographic frauds.