Every urban transit map in the world

Directed at what USA Today calls “urban transit freaks and fans” — the more arcane the transit system, the better — the new book Transit Maps of the World: The World’s First Collection of Every Urban Train Map on Earth, by Mark Ovenden (Penguin, $25) has just what the title promises: every urban train map on Earth.

Small, large, light rail, mononrail, and underground — no system has been left out. More than 200 cities are included, and with each map comes a brief history and “an explanation of the challenges involved in creating both the physical rail system and the visual guide to it.” Also incorporated are historical maps and proposed concepts for future maps.

The book was originally published in the United Kingdom, but has been updated and released in the U.S. today.