A Book Roundup
Much book-related news has been accumulating over here; past time I shared it.
The Perfect Fake by Barbara Parker is a thriller whose plot apparently turns on the copy — or forgery — of a Renaissance-era map; the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel’s Oline Cogdill has a review.
The second edition Joseph Schwartzberg’s Historical Atlas of South Asia was published in 1992 and is now out of print; it lives on, however, in a digital version hosted by the University of Chicago’s Digital Library of South Asia. Via MapHist.
And finally (for now), also on Maps-L, a brief announcement of a collection of 72 maps of San Francisco spanning four centuries: San Francisco in Maps and Views by Sally Woodbridge, with an introduction by that David Rumsey chap.