Mapping London: Making Sense of the City is a beautiful, compelling anthology of over six centuries of London maps. The book tells a different kind of history of the city, tracing the mesmerising evolution of the city through its cartography and exploring the hopes and fears of its inhabitants as history unfolds. The book is a cartographic journey, charting the influence of Roman city planning, Saxon feudalism, Medieval tumult, imperial hubris, contemporary town planning and more on this great metropolis. It includes over 200 maps, from literary imaginings and utopian prophecies to portrayals of London in contemporary computer games, comics and online. Mapping London is split into four sections, each beginning with a short introduction and beautifully illustrated by the maps themselves: London Change and Growth; Serving the City; Living in the City; and Imagining London. Including engaging and illuminating essays exploring the history of the maps and how they have been used for social, political and commercial purposes, Mapping London is a lavishly illustrated hardback book which explores the city through the ages in all its labyrinthine glory.