Map Books of 2020

Here are the books that, to my knowledge, have been published or are scheduled to be published in 2019.

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The Sky Atlas (cover)The Sky Atlas
by Edward Brooke-Hitching
Chronicle, 25 Feb 2020 (U.S. edition)
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The InfographicThe Infographic: A History of Data Graphics in News and Communications
by Murray Dick
MIT Press, 31 Mar 2020
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The History of Cartography, Vol. 4: Cartography in the European Enlightenment (cover)The History of Cartography, Vol. 4: Cartography in the European Enlightenment
edited by Matthew H. Edney and Mary Sponberg Pedley
University of Chicago Press, 14 Apr 2020
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The Atlas of Women Explorers (cover)The Atlas of Women Explorers
by Riccardo Francaviglia; Margherita Sgarlata (illustrator)
White Star, 5 May 2020 | ages 8 and up
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Practical Handbook of Thematic Cartography: Principles, Methods, and Applications
by Nicolas Lambert and Christine Zanin
CRC Press, 18 May 2020
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Mapping Indigenous Land (cover)Mapping Indigenous Land: Native Land Grants in Colonial New Spain
by Ana Pulido Rull
University of Oklahoma Press, 28 May 2020
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The Indies of the Setting Sun (cover)The Indies of the Setting Sun: How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as Far as the Transpacific West
by Ricardo Padrón
University of Chicago Press, 5 Jun 2020
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When Maps Become the World (cover)When Maps Become the World
by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther
University of Chicago Press, 4 Jun 2020
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Ocean Speaks (cover)Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean’s Biggest Secret
by Jess Keating; Katie Hickey (illustrator)
Tundra Books, 30 Jun 2020 | ages 4-8
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MacDonald Gill: Charting a LifeMacDonald Gill: Charting a Life (cover)
by Caroline Walker
Unicorn, 1 Jul 2020
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Cover Not AvailableMaps from Extinct Countries
by Gideon Defoe
Ebury Press, 13 Aug 2020

Terra Incognita (cover)Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years
by Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah
Century, 27 Aug 2020


Cover Not AvailableCollins World Atlas: Complete Edition (4th edition)
HarperCollins, 9 Sep 2020

Underground Cities (cover)Underground Cities
by Mark Ovenden
White Lion, 8 Sep 2020
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Marie’s OceanMarie's Ocean (cover)
by Josie James
Henry Holt, 22 Sep 2020 | ages 5-9


Cover Not AvailableAntarctic Atlas: A Continent in 70 Maps
by Peter Fretwell
Particular Books, 1 Oct 2020
Amazon UK

History of World Trade in Maps (cover)History of World Trade in Maps
by Philip Parker
HarperCollins, 1 Oct 2020
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Cover Not AvailableThe Times Concise Atlas of the World (14th edition)
HarperCollins, 1 Oct 2020

A History of the Second World War in 100 MapsCover Not Available
by Jeremy Black
University of Chicago Press, 19 Oct 2020
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Strata: William Smith’s Geological MapsCover Not Available
The Geological Society
University of Chicago Press, 19 Oct 2020
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The Eternal City (cover)The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps
by Jessica Maier
University of Chicago Press, 22 Oct 2020


Time in Maps (cover)Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era
edited by Kären Wigen and Caroline Winterer
University of Chicago Press, 23 Nov 2020


Mapping Crisis (cover)Mapping Crisis: Participation, Datafication, and Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping
edited by Doug Specht
University of London Press, 17 Dec 2020

Mapping Nature Across the Americas (cover)Mapping Nature Across the Americas
edited by Kathleen A. Brosnan and James R. Akerman
University of Chicago Press, 18 Dec 2020