Simon Garfield's career journalism career has spanned a wealth of topics, from typography, to Radio one. He's an award winning writer with a string of accolades to his name. He is also a lover of all things map related. His most recent book, On the Map, is a detailed exploration of some of the most unusual moments in map-making history.
Simon explores the weird and wonderful world of cartography, taking us on a whistlestop tour of maps, starting at 276 BC, and ending in the present day. We are shown some of the more... imaginative... contributions to the field: a map revealing California to be an island, a diagram of Africa's borders (and sea monsters), even a plan of Mars' canal systems! Informative and fantastic in equal measure, these documents chart the breadth of our imagination as much as earth's geography.
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