The Mapmakers

Book “The Mapmakers” by John Noble Wilford is a must read for anybody interested in the cartography. Technology might me moving forward and introducing us to new ways to display geographical information thru our web browsers, but in my experience a good wall size map with interesting content gets people together, discussing, brainstorming. A good paper map is still a sure way to get people in the room to open a discussion. 

“The Mapmakers” introduced me to the concepts of early surveys, very first maps, and some of the greatest names in the field of cartography.