Category Archives: Maps

In Case You Were Wondering

 

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There and back again

A buyer recently contacted me to help him find an American first edition of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.  Since the amount that he was willing to pay was ridiculously below the usual prices that the title brings, I didn’t even bother … Continue reading

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Bad Cartography

I love a good map, but a bad map, or a just plain silly map, can be hilarious. Terrible Maps is an anonymous online project that has been sharing some truly wacky and ridiculous examples for nearly three years. Here are a … Continue reading

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World Map of Useless Stereotypes

A big tip of the hat to TBTP follower Sandra A. for this clever map created by Christoph Niemann (see Monday’s post on Berlin)  for the New York Times Magazine in 2011.  

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The Writer’s Map

Just published, The Writer’s Map is a marvelous atlas of literary journeys made by authors. The book explores maps that inspired literary works as well as examples of cartography from famous works of fiction and film. Daniel Reeve recounts his creation of … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: London

When I first discovered London’s iconic Stanfords in 1986, Britain’s largest travel bookstore was already 133 years old. Located in a beautiful turn-of-the-century building on Long Acre in the heart of Covent Garden since 1901, the shop has one of the … Continue reading

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The Only Map You Need

h/t Jools Stone  

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Fall Into Autumn

One of the few unsullied pleasures left to us in the waning days of the failing American experiment is our annual Fall foliage extravaganza. In just about every corner of this once great nation, nature provides an awe-inspiring show of … Continue reading

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The Great American Novel Mapped

The Great American Novel: Places from the pages of America’s finest literary works” map celebrates 42 important works of fiction in a very cool limited edition hand-drawn map. The graphic, which is screen printed on archival stock, is available from the … Continue reading

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The Great New York Subway Map

Italian illustrator and author Emilliano Ponzi has released a marvelous book in collaboration with the MoMA in New York City introducing young readers to the work of iconic graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. Using illustrations of trains, subway stations, advertisements and … Continue reading

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