Atlas – A World of Maps from the British Library
This book draws on the huge resources of the British Library. None of the maps included could be reasonably called accurate according to our modern understanding of the word and the world but what they do allow is the insight into the understanding of the world at the time that they were made.
The maps range in date from the Klencke Atlas from 1660 to Hokusai’s map of China (1840-41), from a pirate map of Guatemala to twentieth century cartographic postcards.
The maps are arranged according to geographical area and include maps of the seas and celestial maps as well as a few imaginary maps; ending with Grayson Perry’s Island of Bad Art map from 2013.
Hardback. 272 pages.
23cm x 28.7cm x 2.5cm