Book Roundup: Off the Map; Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra (cover)Off the Map (cover) Alex and James Turnbull of Google Sightseeeing have put together a book that compiles nearly a hundred of their favourite finds. The book will be published in November, under the title of Off the Map in the U.S. and Not in the Guide Book in the U.K. (Update, 4:10 PM: Corrected cover image and publication date information; thanks to James Turnbull for the info.) Via Google Earth Blog.

Meanwhile, Cartography has a review of Jeffrey Murray’s illustrated history of Canadian maps, Terra Nostra: “The book is a short, 192 page salute to the collection as a whole — there is no focusing on the ‘gems’ of the collection. Rather, Murray takes a moderately successful approach to highlighting the holdings of Library and Archives Canada by looking at time periods and trends. … Murray provides a light but interesting sketch of history of mapping in Canada.” See previous entry: Terra Nostra; CCA Conference.