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An intriguing collection of more than one hundred out-of-the-ordinary maps, blending art, history, and pop culture for a unique atlas of humanity.

Spanning many centuries, all continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-color illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world. Categories of cartographic curiosities include:

  • Literary Creations, featuring a map of Thomas More's Utopia and the world of George Orwell's 1984

  • Cartographic Misconceptions, such as a lavish seventeenth century map depicting California as an island

  • Political Parody, containing the Jesusland map and other humorous takes on voter profiles

  • Whatchamacallit, including a map of the area codes for regions where the rapper Ludacris sings about having hoes

  • Obscure Proposals, capturing Thomas Jefferson's vision for dividing the Northwest Territory into ten states with names such as Polypotamia and Assenisipia

  • Fantastic Maps, with a depiction of what the globe might look like if the sea and land were inverted

The Strange Maps blog has been named by GeekDad Blog on Wired.com one of the more unusual and unique sites seen on the Web that doesn't sell anything or promote an agenda and it's currently ranked #423 on Technorati's Top 500 Blogs.

Brimming with trivia, deadpan humor, and idiosyncratic lore, Strange Maps is a fascinating tour of all things weird and wonderful in the world of cartography.

Synopsis:

Spanning many centuries, all continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-color illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world.

Synopsis:

This wide-ranging and eclectic collection of mapsandmdash;all inspired by literary classicsandmdash;offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. The maps relate to both traditional classics (such as The Odyssey, Hamlet, and Pride and Prejudice), along with newer additions to the canon (The Shining, Watership Down, and The Handmaidandrsquo;s Tale), and extend across many genres. The maps are not only beautiful, but also borrow heavily from the booksandrsquo; various aesthetics and themesandmdash;offering new perspectives on the worldandrsquo;s most revered literary works.

Synopsis:

This incredibly wide-ranging collection of mapsandmdash;all inspired by literary classicsandmdash;offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraffandrsquo;s stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey,and#160;Hamlet,and#160;Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man,and#160;Lord of the Flies, A Wrinkle in Time,and#160;Watership Down,and#160;The Handmaidandrsquo;s Tale, and more. Sure to reignite a love for old favorites and spark fresh interest in more recent works as well, Plotted provides a unique new way of appreciating the lands of the human imagination.

Synopsis:

We often look to mapmakers in history to be the sober artists, creating tools of conquest and commerce.and#160; But every once in a while, thankfully, humor has infused, leaving a legacy of cartographic curiosities.and#160; There have been maps crafted of sushi and sashimi, maps in the shapes of animals, an olfactory map of Newport, Rhode Island, etc.and#160; And these maps have an avid fan base--with blogs dedicated to Strange Maps, for example.and#160;

This collection is a curation of cartographic curiosities from the British Library collections. The author has unearthed an array of the curious and whimsical, from game maps to maps in human form, to political, moral and religious maps.and#160; The selection is, at times, as idiosyncratic, or personal, as the curious maps themselves. And it is accompanied by discursive captions as well as an introduction that identifies some key themes of map production, curious styles, and the commerce and collection of curious maps.

Synopsis:

Since that ancient day when the first human drew a line connecting Point A to Point B, maps have been understood as one of the most essential tools of communication. Despite differences in language, appearance, or culture, maps are universal touchstones in human civilization.

and#160;

Over the centuries, maps have served many varied purposes; far from mere guides for reaching a destination, they are unique artistic forms, aides in planning commercial routes, literary devices for illuminating a story. Accuracyandmdash;or inaccuracyandmdash;of maps has been the make-or-break factor in countless military battles throughout history. They have graced the walls of homes, bringing prestige and elegance to their owners. They track the mountains, oceans, and stars of our existence. Maps help us make sense of our worlds both real and imaginaryandmdash;they bring order to the seeming chaos of our surroundings.

and#160;

With The Curious Map Book, Ashley Baynton-Williams gathers an amazing, chronologically ordered variety of cartographic gems, mainly from the vast collection of the British Library. He has unearthed a wide array of the whimsical and fantastic, from maps of board games to political ones, maps of the Holy Land to maps of the human soul. In his illuminating introduction, Baynton-Williams also identifies and expounds upon key themes of map production, peculiar styles, and the commerce and collection of unique maps. This incredible volume offers a wealth of gorgeous illustrations for anyone who is cartographically curious.and#160;

Synopsis:

A tour of the worldandrsquo;s hidden geographiesandmdash;from disappearing islands to forbidden desertsandmdash;and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemiteandrsquo;s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, itandrsquo;s hard to imagine thereandrsquo;s any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination.

Bonnettandrsquo;s remarkable tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no manandrsquo;s lands, and floating islands. He explores places as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island included on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed. Or Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and crowning his wife as a princess. Or Baarle, a patchwork of Dutch and Flemish enclaves where walking from the grocery storeandrsquo;s produce section to the meat counter can involve crossing national borders.

An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight, just around the corner from your apartment or underfoot on a wooded path. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.

and#160;

About the Author

Frank Jacobs loves maps, but finds most atlases too predictable. He collects and comments on all kinds of cartographic curiosa. A journalist and writer, he hosts the blog Strange Maps.

Table of Contents

and#160;and#160;and#160;INTRODUCTIONand#160;and#160;and#160; ix

and#160;and#160;and#160;Lost Spacesand#160;and#160;and#160; 1

Sandy Islandand#160;and#160;and#160; 3

Leningradand#160;and#160;and#160; 8

Arneand#160;and#160;and#160; 12

Old Meccaand#160;and#160;and#160; 15

New Mooreand#160;and#160;and#160; 20

Time Landscapeand#160;and#160;and#160; 24

The Aralqum Desertand#160;and#160;and#160; 28

and#160;and#160;and#160;Hidden Geographiesand#160;and#160;and#160; 35

The Labyrinthand#160;and#160;and#160; 37

Zheleznogorskand#160;and#160;and#160; 42

The Underground Cities of Cappadociaand#160;and#160;and#160; 46

Fox Denand#160;and#160;and#160;51

North Cemetery, Manilaand#160;and#160;and#160; 55

North Sentinel Islandand#160;and#160;and#160; 59

and#160;and#160;and#160;No Manand#8217;s Landsand#160;and#160;and#160;67

Between Border Posts (Guinea and Senegal)and#160;and#160;and#160; 69

Bir Tawiland#160;and#160;and#160; 73

Nahuateriqueand#160;and#160;and#160; 77

Twayil Abu Jarwaland#160;and#160;and#160; 82

Traffic Islandand#160;and#160;and#160; 87

and#160;and#160;and#160;Dead Citiesand#160;and#160;and#160; 93

Wittenoomand#160;and#160;and#160; 95

Kangbashiand#160;and#160;and#160; 100

Kijong-dongand#160;and#160;and#160; 104

Agand#728;damand#160;and#160;and#160; 108

Pripyatand#160;and#160;and#160; 114

The Archaeological Park of Sicilian Incompletionand#160;and#160;and#160;119

and#160;and#160;and#160;Spaces of Exceptionand#160;and#160;and#160; 125

Camp Zeistand#160;and#160;and#160; 127

Geneva Freeportand#160;and#160;and#160; 132

Bright Light, 4 Mures Street, Bucharestand#160;and#160;and#160; 136

International Airspaceand#160;and#160;and#160; 141

Gutterspaceand#160;and#160;and#160; 144

Bountifuland#160;and#160;and#160; 148

Mount Athosand#160;and#160;and#160; 153

Ranch of Sprouts: Brotas Quilomboand#160;and#160;and#160; 158

FARC-controlled Colombiaand#160;and#160;and#160; 163

Hobyoand#160;and#160;and#160; 168

and#160;and#160;and#160;Enclaves and Breakaway Nationsand#160;and#160;and#160; 175

Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertogand#160;and#160;and#160; 177

Chitmahalsand#160;and#160;and#160; 183

Sealandand#160;and#160;and#160; 188

United Kingdom of Lunda Tchokweand#160;and#160;and#160; 193

Gagauziaand#160;and#160;and#160; 198

and#160;and#160;and#160;Floating Islandsand#160;and#160;and#160; 205

Pumice and Trash Islandsand#160;and#160;and#160; 207

Nipterk P-32 Spray Ice Islandand#160;and#160;and#160; 212

The Floating Maldivesand#160;and#160;and#160; 216

The Worldand#160;and#160;and#160; 221

and#160;and#160;and#160;Ephemeral Placesand#160;and#160;and#160; 227

Hogand#8217;s Back Lay-Byand#160;and#160;and#160; 229

LAX Parking Lotand#160;and#160;and#160; 234

Nowhereand#160;and#160;and#160; 238

Staceyand#8217;s Laneand#160;and#160;and#160; 242

and#160;and#160;and#160;CONCLUSIONand#160;and#160;and#160; 247

and#160;and#160;and#160;BIBLIOGRAPHYand#160;and#160;and#160; 252

and#160;and#160;and#160;ACKNOWDLEGMENTSand#160;and#160;and#160; 253

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;INDEXand#160;and#160;and#160; 254

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142005255
Author:
Jacobs, Frank
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam
Author:
DeGraff, Andrew
Author:
Baynton-Williams, Ashley
Author:
Bonnett, Alastair
Subject:
Maps & Road Atlases
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Atlases
Subject:
General History
Subject:
geography;odd places;social geography;Baarle;Sealand;subculture;enclaves;microna
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color plates
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , Spanning many centuries, all continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-color illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world.
"Synopsis" by ,
This wide-ranging and eclectic collection of mapsandmdash;all inspired by literary classicsandmdash;offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. The maps relate to both traditional classics (such as The Odyssey, Hamlet, and Pride and Prejudice), along with newer additions to the canon (The Shining, Watership Down, and The Handmaidandrsquo;s Tale), and extend across many genres. The maps are not only beautiful, but also borrow heavily from the booksandrsquo; various aesthetics and themesandmdash;offering new perspectives on the worldandrsquo;s most revered literary works.
"Synopsis" by ,
This incredibly wide-ranging collection of mapsandmdash;all inspired by literary classicsandmdash;offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraffandrsquo;s stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey,and#160;Hamlet,and#160;Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man,and#160;Lord of the Flies, A Wrinkle in Time,and#160;Watership Down,and#160;The Handmaidandrsquo;s Tale, and more. Sure to reignite a love for old favorites and spark fresh interest in more recent works as well, Plotted provides a unique new way of appreciating the lands of the human imagination.
"Synopsis" by ,
We often look to mapmakers in history to be the sober artists, creating tools of conquest and commerce.and#160; But every once in a while, thankfully, humor has infused, leaving a legacy of cartographic curiosities.and#160; There have been maps crafted of sushi and sashimi, maps in the shapes of animals, an olfactory map of Newport, Rhode Island, etc.and#160; And these maps have an avid fan base--with blogs dedicated to Strange Maps, for example.and#160;

This collection is a curation of cartographic curiosities from the British Library collections. The author has unearthed an array of the curious and whimsical, from game maps to maps in human form, to political, moral and religious maps.and#160; The selection is, at times, as idiosyncratic, or personal, as the curious maps themselves. And it is accompanied by discursive captions as well as an introduction that identifies some key themes of map production, curious styles, and the commerce and collection of curious maps.

"Synopsis" by ,
Since that ancient day when the first human drew a line connecting Point A to Point B, maps have been understood as one of the most essential tools of communication. Despite differences in language, appearance, or culture, maps are universal touchstones in human civilization.

and#160;

Over the centuries, maps have served many varied purposes; far from mere guides for reaching a destination, they are unique artistic forms, aides in planning commercial routes, literary devices for illuminating a story. Accuracyandmdash;or inaccuracyandmdash;of maps has been the make-or-break factor in countless military battles throughout history. They have graced the walls of homes, bringing prestige and elegance to their owners. They track the mountains, oceans, and stars of our existence. Maps help us make sense of our worlds both real and imaginaryandmdash;they bring order to the seeming chaos of our surroundings.

and#160;

With The Curious Map Book, Ashley Baynton-Williams gathers an amazing, chronologically ordered variety of cartographic gems, mainly from the vast collection of the British Library. He has unearthed a wide array of the whimsical and fantastic, from maps of board games to political ones, maps of the Holy Land to maps of the human soul. In his illuminating introduction, Baynton-Williams also identifies and expounds upon key themes of map production, peculiar styles, and the commerce and collection of unique maps. This incredible volume offers a wealth of gorgeous illustrations for anyone who is cartographically curious.and#160;

"Synopsis" by ,
A tour of the worldandrsquo;s hidden geographiesandmdash;from disappearing islands to forbidden desertsandmdash;and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemiteandrsquo;s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, itandrsquo;s hard to imagine thereandrsquo;s any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination.

Bonnettandrsquo;s remarkable tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no manandrsquo;s lands, and floating islands. He explores places as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island included on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed. Or Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and crowning his wife as a princess. Or Baarle, a patchwork of Dutch and Flemish enclaves where walking from the grocery storeandrsquo;s produce section to the meat counter can involve crossing national borders.

An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight, just around the corner from your apartment or underfoot on a wooded path. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.

and#160;

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