"Strange Maps: Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities" -
An intriguing collection of more than
one hundred out-of-the-ordinary maps, blending art, history, and pop culture
for a unique atlas of humanity.
Spanning many centuries, all
continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this
collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-color
illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result
is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world. Categories of cartographic
curiosities include: Literary Creations featuring a map of Thomas More's
Utopia and the world of George Orwell's 1984.
misconceptions such as a lavish seventeenth-century map depicting California
as an island; Political parody containing the "Jesusland map" and other
humorous takes on voter profiles; Whatchamacallit including a map of the
area codes for regions where the rapper Ludacris sings about having "hoes";
Obscure proposals capturing Thomas Jefferson's vision for dividing the
Northwest Territory into ten states with names such as Polypotamia and
Assenisipia; Fantastic maps with a depiction of what the globe might look
like if the sea and land were inverted.
Shipping weight: 6 lbs