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Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History Hardcover – December 4, 2018

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"Throughout his book, Berg provides sound analysis, reasoned arguments, and strong examples to support his assertions. The book is extremely well researched and clearly written. It is accessible to a general audience, and would be of interest to anyone who enjoys history or maps. While Berg acknowledges that no one can write a book covering all of the history of mapmaking, Theater of the World provides an excellent foundation in the general history of mapmaking in Europe, and the history of Norwegian mapmaking in particular."―Carolyn Hansen, Cartographic Perspectives

"A fascinating book that I will always treasure."―Sir Ranulph Fiennes

"This wonderful book is a reminder of how much careful thought was given to the shape of the world even in ancient times - the landscape, how places are related to one another. I pored over these maps for hours, imagining those minds hard at work, visualising how it all connected as a whole. Just brilliant."―Neil Oliver

"In his gorgeous book, 'Theater of the World,' Thomas Reinertsen Berg provides dozens of full-color maps along with fascinating details about the history of attempts to represent geographical space...Readers can expect to spend happy hours with this book, tracing routes and reading reports of adventuring navigators."―Lorraine Berry, The Washington Post

"Thomas Reinertsen Berg's THEATER OF THE WORLD: The Maps that Made History is a thorough study of cartography, past and present. But more than that, it's an exploration of what maps mean and why we'll never stop trying to document the world arounds us."―Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure

"This engagingly Illustrated four-color history detailing mapmaking from the antiquities to the modern day is a treasure-trove for real and armchair travelers."―John J. Kelly, The Detroit Free Press

"Fascinating...sumptuously produced with lots of full-colour images, is a kind of potted treasury of cartographical history that gleams with piece-of-eight-like snippets of information...this is an enthralling book, and joins the likes of Simon Garfield's On the Map and Jerry Brotton's A History of the World in Twelve Maps in the field of popular reaffirmations of the ingenuity of geography."
Travis Elborough, The Spectator

"This beautiful collection of historic maps will resonate with folks prone to wanderlust and those longing for a sense of place. A Norwegian journalist mines the human desire to explore while sharing lush cartography from the Stone Age to the age of exploration to modern satellite imagery."―Garden & Gun

"Armchair travelers and international adventurers follow maps around the world, and in this handsome and compelling book, Norwegian journalist and writer Berg focuses on the creation of maps. Segueing from Stone to Internet Age, he relates stories of how maps were created, reflected value judgments, and shifted over time. Berg's idiosyncratic book is not merely a collection of maps but rather a cartographic history - a rich, diverse story of how art, technology, and human impulses jostle, with mapping and money hand in hand, raising the question of whether Google is too dominant a force in the map service business."―The National Book Review

"The visual exploration that is Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History makes for the perfect bonding experience with you and your pops...Feast your eyes on the vibrant history of mapmaking and its illustrated evolution across centuries. Best enjoyed amongst history buffs in a cigar-filled study with leather armchairs."―Jahla Seppanen, The Manual

"Visually stunning...it's gone straight to the top of my Christmas present list."―The Bookseller

About the Author

Thomas Reinertsen Berg is a Norwegian journalist and writer. He has written for several Norwegian papers including Morgenbladet, Klassekampen, and Dagsavisen. Theater of the World, his first book, was honored with the 2017 Brageprisen, an award given annually to Norway's premier non-fiction book.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown and Company; First Edition (December 4, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316450766
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316450768
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.5 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.38 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches
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3.0 out of 5 stars Limited history of mapmaking in Europe.
By Peggy on August 21, 2019
This is a good book in concept - not so great in execution. The book is a general history of mapmaking from the first known map to the digital age. The author is Norwegian, and the book emphasizes mapmaking in Norway. This translation of the original book is not the best, as the text doesn't flow smoothly in some areas. Additionally, there are not many maps in the book, and the maps that were chosen to be included seem at times to be arbitrary (they don't specifically support the author's thesis). I would recommend looking elsewhere for a book on the history of mapmaking, unless you are interested mostly in maps with a Scandinavian influence. Please mark if you find my review helpful. Thank you so much!
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