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London: A Life in Maps
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Peter Whitfield is a former director of Stanford's International Map Centre. His eight previous books (all published by the British Library) are The Image of the World; The Mapping of the Heavens; The Charting of the Oceans; New Found Lands; Landmarks in Western Science; Astrology; Sir Francis Drake and Cities of the World.

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"Whitfield, the author of several books on maps, including "Cities of the World," has produced a fascinating history of London organized around some 100 of the countless maps, panoramas, and plans created of the city over the last 500 years, going back to the earliest extant map. . . . Whitfield serves up an enjoyable mix of facts, both familiar and obscure, handsomely supported with contemporary illustrations in addition to the maps. . . . Anyone with an interest in the history of London or of maps generally will find much to enjoy. Recommended highly for public and academic libraries."--Linda M. Kaufmann"Library Journal" (10/15/2007)
"["London"] provides the reader with a good understanding of the evolution of one of the world's major cities, and includes many of the seminal maps for those interested in its cartographic history. It is a good book for just browsing the maps and illustrations, and it's appropriate for anyone with an interest in London and/or maps. . . . A very good value."--Peter Porrazzo "Portolan "
"[London] provides the reader with a good understanding of the evolution of one of the world''s major cities, and includes many of the seminal maps for those interested in its cartographic history. It is a good book for just browsing the maps and illustrations, and it''s appropriate for anyone with an interest in London and/or maps. . . . A very good value." -- Peter Porrazzo "Portolan"
"[ "London"] provides the reader with a good understanding of the evolution of one of the world''s major cities, and includes many of the seminal maps for those interested in its cartographic history. It is a good book for just browsing the maps and illustrations, and it''s appropriate for anyone with an interest in London and/or maps. . . . A very good value." -- Peter Porrazzo "Portolan"

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