Maps: Exploring the World is an amazing collection of over 300 maps aimed to show the beauty and innovation of cartography. Ranging from the beginning of cartography up to present day, these maps were crafted by famous, unknown, and current day mapmakers. They are arranged in purposeful ways to complement or contrast one another. The power and influence maps hold in asserting ownership, establishing control, reflecting political power etc. is portrayed throughout this atlas. This is a comprehensive view of cartography showing multiple different methods, reasons, and forms of mapmaking as well as the overall beauty maps can hold.