Stephen J. Hornsby’s superb, groundbreaking reference is the first book-length study of the 20th-century American pictorial map, a genre of maps that is growing increasingly popular with collectors. The book features 158 colorful, fascinating maps organized into six thematic sections: Maps to Amuse; Maps to Instruct; Maps of Place and Region; Maps for Industy; Maps for War; and Maps for Postwar America. In his opening essay, Hornsby makes a convincing case for pictorial maps as a crucial and unheralded part of 20th-century American pop culture and art. It includes fascinating profiles on some of the important artists who defined the genre. 289 pages. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titles on spine and an illustrated dust jacket.