The Island: London Mapped by Stephen Walter

Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Prestel (May 2015)
Language: English 
Selected by Tank

A work of imaginative cartography that maps London with words rather than symbols, this book is a sort of linguistic Ordnance Survey Map. Stephen Walters’ oversized map of London was one of two contemporary maps at the British Library’s Magnificent Maps exhibition in 2010 and has now been printed in book form. London is reimagined as an island, with the entirely fictional Hertfordshire coastline populated by Arsenal and Tottenham footballers and their mansions.

  • London Mapped #1
  • London Mapped #2