'Beautifully produced ... A reminder that a map is far more than a means of plotting a route. Like a book, it can transport you. It can work magic'
Daily Telegraph Travel, Book of the Year
'That strange alchemy of words into cartography and sometimes vice versa – how wonderful it is to travel within the bounds of a book'
Financial Times, Books of the Year
'Glorious … This exquisitely crafted atlas is a must for any passionate reader'
Woman & Home
'Book of the year for 2018. It gathers intelligently charming meditations from writers and festoons them with map after map after map after map of imaginary, and sometimes non-imaginary, lands'
'I’m in love … this book is genius'
Jen Campbell, Christmas Gift Guide
'This delightful, engrossing exploration is for every reader who's ever admired a book or a map, let alone both'
'The book is stellar. The maps are gorgeously recreated and cover a wide spectrum of type, style, time period, and intent'
'A beautifully illustrated compendium'
'Bursting with fascinating essays and maps, this is a feast for the eyes and the mind’s eye'
'Charts the landscape of literary imagination with passion and care'
NPR Books of the Year
'A gorgeously illustrated collection'
Map Room blog
'A writer’s love letter to the map'
'An enchanting collection of fictional cartographies ... spellbinding'
'Treasure to pore over on Christmas Day'
'The ideal gift for the family bookworm'
'The quintessential coffee-table book'
'An incredible love letter to invention, place, and the art of the map'
Zocalo Public Square
'Contains beautiful bold imagery and was particularly skilful when it came to the use of so many different typefaces on one page'
British Design and Production Awards, Winner Production/Trade Illustrated category