Charts and globes from one of the United Kingdom's major map collections.
A sumptuous, lavishly illustrated celebration of cartography, featuring charts, maps, globes, and atlases from the map collections at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. This volume explores the variety of stories hidden within the collections, including materials, techniques, makers, users, genres, and features to understand more about the different worlds in which maps were produced and consumed. From imperial rule to labor solidarity, and from sumptuous display to scrap paper, A is for Atlas presents the map collections of the National Maritime Museum as never seen before.
Megan Barford is curator of cartography at Royal Museums Greenwich.