This is a very useful compendium of ideas and information about historical geography and science. The scholarship is exemplary and the range of sources drawn on is masterful. --Judith Collard, Parergon
Alfred Hiatt has filled a void in cartography. His book is a comprehensive and well informed inquiry on how unknown lands were represented on maps from late antiquity to 1600. --Alessandro Scafi, Imago Mundi
this is a book to be warmly welcomed; it may be seen as a definitive work but it is also likely to be seminal. --P. D. A. Harvey, Medium Aevum
About the Author
Alfred Hiatt is a Lecturer in Old and Middle English Literature in the School of English at the University of Leeds.