A history of cartography

On The Map is Radio 4’s Book of the Week. It was written by Simon Garfield who also wrote a great book about fonts entitled, Just My Type, guaranteed to wake up unobservant eyes – look inside that here.

There seem to be two distinct types of map:

  1. to show you how to get somewhere
  2. to show you what somewhere (or some situation) is like

The introduction begins with a great example of the latter.


About alancoadyguitar

Guitar teacher/player; classical music reviewer with bachtrack.com; fan of the written and spoken word

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