If you are looking for an accurate map of the world, this is not the book for you. This book depicts the world according to illustrators and storytellers. Although you cannot trust these maps to get you from point A to B, you can enjoy their beauty and uniqueness one page at a time.
The maps in the A Map of the World book are creative renditions of a place around the globe. Artists have detailed many different cities in a variety of uncommon ways. For example, urban mapmaker Katherine Baxter made a map of New York by alternating a common street map to exaggerate the most common landmarks.
This book, A Map of the World would make a lovely gift for someone who likes to travel.