A companion title to DK's Great Maps, this beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps in stunning detail. Follow the history of over 70 maps and their stories, with profiles of iconic cartographers and artists showing you who created each map, how, and why. With a foreword by Professor Jeremy Black, Great City Maps gives you more than just a bird's-eye-view, telling the tales behind the cities from the hubs of ancient civilization to modern mega-cities.
Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close-up views of each city's most intriguing features. Perfect for history, geography, and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, Great City Maps is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.