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Airline Maps: A Century of Art and Design

By Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts

2019 | Penguin Books

A nostalgic and celebratory look back at one hundred years of passenger flight, featuring full-color reproductions of route maps and posters from the world’s most iconic airlines, from the author of bestselling cult classic Transit Maps of the World.  

NOTE: The review copy for this book will be in PDF format, due to... current events.

A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps

A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps

By Jeremy Black

2020 | University of Chicago Press

In this thrilling and unique book, Jeremy Black blends his singular cartographic and military expertise into a captivating overview of World War II from the air, sea, and sky, making clear how fundamental maps were to every aspect of this unforgettable global conflict.

The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps

The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps

By Jessica Maier

2020 | University of Chicago Press

The first English-language book to tell Rome’s rich story through its maps, The Eternal City beautifully captures the past, present, and future of one of the most famous and enduring places on the planet.

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Mapping Beyond Measure: Art, Cartography, and the Space of Global Modernity

By Simon Ferdinand

2019 | University of Nebraska Press

Mapping Beyond Measure breaks fresh ground in undertaking a series of close readings of significant map artworks in sustained dialogue with spatial theorists. In so doing Ferdinand reveals how map art calls into question some of the central myths and narratives of rupture through which modern space has traditionally been imagined and establishes map art’s distinct value amid broader contemporary shifts toward digital mapping.

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Charting the Plantation Landscape: from Natchez to New Orleans

Edited by Laura Kilcer VanHuss

2021 | LSU Press

Charting the Plantation Landscape from Natchez to New Orleans examines the hidden histories behind one of the nineteenth-century South’s most famous maps: Norman’s Chart of the Lower Mississippi River, created by surveyor Marie Adrien Persac before the Civil War and used for decades to guide the pilots of river vessels. Beyond its purely cartographic function, Persac’s map depicted a world of accomplishment and prosperity, while concealing the enslaved and exploited laborers whose work powered the plantations Persac drew. In this collection, contributors from a variety of disciplines consider the histories that Persac’s map omitted, exploring plantations not as sites of ease and plenty, but as complex legal, political, and medical landscapes.

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The Atlas of a Changing Climate

By Brian Buma

2021 |  Workman

This is climate change, visualized.
Climate change, shrinking wildlife habitats, rising sea levels, and vanishing species. These are big, important ideas that deserve a proper exploration—just the type of revealing journey you will experience in The Atlas of a Changing Climate.
Ecologist Brian Buma helps us envision—both literally and figuratively—the history, present, and possible futures of the imperiled ecosystems directly influencing our lives. By presenting the forces driving Earth’s changes through illuminating maps, charts, and infographics, he proves the depth of our connectivity to our planet, revealing both the vulnerability—and hope—intrinsic in that link.

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Framing the World: Classical Influences on Sixteenth-Century Geographical Thought

By Margaret Small

2020 |  Boydell Press

In sixteenth century, the author of Framing the World argues, the seeds of the modern era of colonization, expansionism and ultimately globalization were sown. Framing the Early Modern World is a timely work, contributing to a growing discourse on the origins of globalization and the roots of modernity.

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Against the Map: The Politics of Geography in Eighteenth-Century Britain

By Adam Sills

2021 | The University of Virginia Press

This study utilizes the methodologies of critical geography, as well as literary criticism and theory, to detail the conflicted and often adversarial relationship between cartographic and literary representations of Britain and its geography in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Adam Sills focuses particularly on  "other" spaces, such as neighborhood, home, and country, are not reducible to the map but have played an equally important role in the shaping of British national identity. Ultimately, Against the Map suggests that nation is forged not only in concert with the map but, just as important, against it.