Festival of Maps Update: Book, KML

Maps: Finding Our Place in the World “The University of Chicago Press has a special web feature to celebrate the publication of Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, the book that accompanies the exhibit currently at the Field Museum in Chicago,” writes Dean Blobaum. “The online feature is called ‘What Is a Map?’ and includes zoomable images of unusual maps from the book, including historical maps, maps of imaginary worlds, and maps on objects, such as the left-handed glove mapping the London Exhibition of 1851. Variable magnification of the images reveals details that cannot be seen otherwise.” (Links added.)

Meanwhile, Andrew Turner has assembled a KML file of the exhibit locations.