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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.

Map Addict

A Tale of Obsession, Fudge and the Ordnance Survey

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

Charting the World

Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls.

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.

Great Railway Maps of the World

This book is an illustrated, comprehensive history of the greatest railway maps, and the story behind them.

Map: Exploring the World

Map is a comprehensive collection of maps and mapping throughout history.

Great Maps

Great Maps takes a close look at the history of maps, from ancient maps such as medieval mappae mundi to Google Earth.

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.

The Curious Map Book

Mapmaking is serious business, whether surveying property limits, marking international boundaries or plotting lines of travel.

Prisoners of Geography

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

North Pole
South Pole

A study of what exactly magnetic force is with insight into the planet and its magnetic shield.

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.

Island of lost maps

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


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

The World is Flat

Excerpts of the great changes taking place in our time.


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MapWorld New Zealand, September, 2019