Cartography is the science of map-making.

The Map Thief
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
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
Atlas of Remote Islands
How to Lie with Maps
A History of the World in 12 Maps
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
The Map As Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs, #7)
Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline
Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations
The Mapmakers
The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
The Histories by HerodotusGeographica by StraboThe Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit FoxChronicles from Pre-Celtic Europe by Alewyn J RaubenheimerThe Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek by Barry W. Cunliffe
Ancient Geography
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Let's Get Lost by Adi AlsaidRoyally Lost by Angie StantonPaper Towns by John GreenNo Place to Fall by Jaye Robin BrownThe Land of 10,000 Madonnas by Kate Hattemer
Fiction with Map Covers
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We do not know whether [Hipparchus] drew maps--perhaps he did--but the truth is that in his day he could not possibly have applied his projections to the globe because the necessary data, in the form of correct findings of latitudes and longitudes of a very large number of places over the known areas of the earth, were not available. This was the weakness of all Greek cartographic science. In Greek times mathematics was in advance of mechanical instrumentation: There was no instrument for easily ...more
Charles H. Hapgood, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age

Graham Hancock
The suspicion that European travellers in the Indian Ocean in the sixteenth century may from time to time have stumbled across charts and maps containing the remnants of a lost geography (perhaps even the maps of Marinus of Tyre, said to have been superior to those of Ptolemy) is intriguingly enhanced by the first of Alfonso de Albuquerque's two letters. It introduces a 'piece of a map' that Albuquerque has acquired in his travels in the Indian Ocean and that he is sending to King Manuel. The fr ...more
Graham Hancock, Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization

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