One for the Road: Maps – Finding Our Place in the World

Since geography is a theme that will get extra notice this week, I went with a cartographic selection for today’s book. Maps: Finding Our Place in the World is a new book that accompanies the current exhibit of the same name at Chicago’s Field Museum.

The book introduces readers to a wide range of maps from different time periods and cultures, focusing on the specific functions that maps do and have done in the past. This comprehensive volume examines the history and uses of mapping from ancient through modern times, and is sure to be a treat for map lovers.

There is also an online collection of unusual maps that was created in conjunction with the book’s release: What is a Map? The first page of the feature includes a selection of unique journey-themed maps.

(via The Map Room)