Mapping Wonderlands

Mapping Wonderlands: Illustrated Cartography of Arizona, 1912-1962

Published by the University of Arizona Press in 2013 (purchase here), Mapping Wonderlands explores popular, illustrated sight-seeing maps of Arizona during the first half-century of statehood. Chosen as a Southwest Book of the Year (see the review here), Mapping Wonderlands investigates how imaginary geographies influence our experience of tourism destinations. The book is extensively illustrated with vintage maps and, though it is a work of carefully researched scholarship, is also accessible to a wide readership.


By dorigriffin

Graphic designer, design historian, bibliophile, typophile, classical music groupie.