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Gift List for Map Book Lovers

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Atlas.... A World of Maps, from the British Library

The World of Maps includes a selection of stunning maps from the British Library.  Curated from their enormous collection, the maps are organized by world region.  Very high quality print.  Not available in North America till January 2019, so depending on where you live, you might have to be satisfied with a gift raincheck.

All Over the Map, by Betsy Mason & Greg Miller

In this book, journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, curators, historians, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps, plus the stories behind them.  Great choice for the map lover who already has atlases, but craves more map information.


History of the World Map by Map, from DK Interactive

Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Includes maps, plus informative summaries to help the reader understand complex historical situations.


Next week, look for our gift list for the non-book map-loving person!

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