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Books for people who love maps

The following is a small collection of books for the mapaholics and map addicts amongst us.

These are quirky and entertaining as well as informative.

Click on the book cover to read more information about these fascinating books.

The Fourth Part of the World

"The Waldseemuller Map of 1507" introduced a collection of cartological firsts, and this book charts the history of that map.

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

Maps have always been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it.

The Curious Map Book

This amusing and unusual book reveals the little-known playful side of mapmaking.

Strange Maps: Cartographic Curiosities

This collection combines illustrations with statistics and smart commentary.

The Power of Maps

A consideration of maps which evaluates the significance of the signs and myths which are inherent in them.

The World is Flat. Not!

The beautiful, unique maps in this book will give your kids thought-provoking new views of the world

Visions of the World

This book tells the compelling story of the cartographers, explorers, and surveyors who have mapped our earth.

The Map That Changed the World

The map that charted the hidden underside of the world.

Revenge of Geography

This book offers a new way in which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for places around the world.

The World is Flat

Excerpts of the great changes taking place in our time.

Island of lost maps

An account of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable centuries-old maps

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious.

Maps: Their Untold Stories

A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in.


This book is a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress.

Prisoners of Geography

All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete.

The Map Book

This atlas, charts the progress of civilization as our knowledge of the world expanded.

Penguin Dictionary of Geography

This book gives clear definitions of key concepts in physical and human geography

Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography

This book covers common geographical terms as well as less familiar ones.

The World is Flat

An account of the great changes taking place in our time.


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MapWorld New Zealand, September, 2021