Octopus Publishing Group to release ‘Map Stories: The Art of Discovery’

Francisca Mattéoli

MAP STORIES: THE ART OF DISCOVERY

Published by Ilex Press

6 October 2016 

Seasoned traveller Francisca Mattéoli tells twenty surprising stories about our world’s geography, and, using unexpectedly beautiful vintage maps, introduces the most magical places on Earth.

Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Mattéoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty places and voyages that inspired her and the creation of these fascinating charts.


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Discover some of the world’s most magical places and how they revealed them- selves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen’s exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat.

This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made.

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