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Reference Book, Antique Maps, Pictorial, You Are Here, Katharine Harmon, 2004

$30

Katharine Harmon
You Are Here
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
191 pp.

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A wide-ranging collection of superbly inventive maps beyond the boundaries of geography or convention. These are charts of places you’re not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: including maps of imaginary places or concepts, maps by artists, and pictorial maps of actual places. With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, You Are Here gives the reader a fascinating view of worlds, both real and imaginary.

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Several maps from the inventory of the George Glazer Gallery were selected by author Katharine Harmon for her book You Are Here (cover shown above left). Some of the maps pictured from other collections are also available at our Gallery.

They are listed below, with the page numbers from the book. An asterisk indicates that the map in the book came from our gallery’s collection:

Bevis Celestials,* p. 70
Jo Mora Grand Canyon,* pp. 100-101 (shown above lower right)
Wallingford New Yorker’s Idea,* p. 102 (shown above top right)
Ernest Dudley Chase World Wonders, pp. 122-123
Forest Hill Gardens,* p. 127
Remy Hetreau Wine Map,* p. 135
Hollywood Map,* pp. 144-145

From the Princeton Architectural Press’ web site:

“Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deep-seated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popular culture, from Gulliver’s Island to Gilligan’s Island. There are speculative maps of the world before it was known, and maps to secret places known only to the mapmaker. Artists’ maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators’ willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention.

You Are Here is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places you’re not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: …With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, You Are Here gives the reader a breath-taking view of worlds, both real and imaginary.”

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reference book, softcover