"This is a book to get lost in on a cold winter's night. ...[This book] was clearly a labour of love, as the author laments that he can can give only the barest summaries of the adventures he recounts with relish."-"Bowdens "It's a highly enlightening book of cartography, and demonstrates humankind's need to know where it has been, where it is and where it can go. Education mixed with fun discovery dominate Whitfield's work."-"Illinois Times, 30 August 1998 ""New Found Lands provides a new approach to historical and cartographic coverage... Plenty of description accompanies these black and white and color reproductions of old maps, making for a fine exploration and historical review."-"Reviewer's Bookwatch, September 1998 "Recommended for all public and academic libraries."-"Library Journal, 10/98 "This is a book to get lost in on a cold winter's night."-"The Montreal Gazette, 11/98
About the Author
runs his own company publishing facsimiles of historical maps. In 1995 he was curator of the British Library exhibit, "The Earth and the Heavens: The Map Maker's Art." He currently lives in London.