Cartography

Cartography is the science of map-making.

The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States
The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
Plotted: A Literary Atlas
How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps: Step by Step Cartography for Gamers and Fans
Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps
Great Maps
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Maps
On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
The Vanishing Island (The Chronicles of the Black Tulip #1)
The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel, Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor
Great City Maps
A History of the World in 12 Maps
On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
How to Lie with Maps
A History of the World in 12 Maps
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Atlas of Remote Islands
The Map As Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer
Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations
The Phantom Atlas by Edward Brooke-HitchingLost Islands by Henry StommelPhantom Islands of the Atlantic by Donald S. JohnsonNo Longer on the Map by Raymond H. RamsayThe Lost Land of Lemuria by Sumathi Ramaswamy
Phantom Islands
20 books — 1 voter

The Histories by HerodotusChronicles from Pre-Celtic Europe by Alewyn J RaubenheimerThe Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit FoxGeographica by StraboThe Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek by Barry Cunliffe
Ancient Geography
11 books — 5 voters
Glasgow's Secret Geometry by Harry BellThe Mystical Geography of Quebec by Susan J. PalmerThe Historical Encyclopaedia of Atlantic Vigias by Raymond John HowgegoThe Land That Never Was by Vasily PasetskyBody-Worlds by Karl Whittington
•Kenocartographobia
100 books — 1 voter

Paper Towns by John GreenLet's Get Lost by Adi AlsaidRoyally Lost by Angie StantonRivers of London by Ben AaronovitchMoon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
Fiction with Map Covers
43 books — 21 voters


The most important evidence for the age of the maps [...] is to be found in those showing the Antarctic, especially in the maps of Mercator, Piri Re'is, and Oronteus Finaeus. All of these maps appear to show the continent at a time when there was a temperate climate there. Some geological evidence, in the form of three sedimentary cores from the bottom of the Ross Sea, has been presented to suggest that such a warm period may indeed have existed there down to about 6,000 years ago. ...more
Charles H. Hapgood, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age

Jorge Luis Borges
In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vas ...more
Jorge Luis Borges

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