Strange Maps: Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities

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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.

Cartographic 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.

244 pages