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Sam Pepple

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I am looking to purchase a new world atlas and I just wanted to inquire as to what the carto-folks find most appealing.

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I am looking to purchase a new world atlas and I just wanted to inquire as to what the carto-folks find most appealing.


Tough one...

I like National Geographic a lot, but the one I like most in my current collection is a 1968 Times atlas.

There's one in production for an Australian publisher that's going to be absolutely gorgeous (I'm involved in the mapping, so is Damien Demaj and maybe some other cartotalkers as well), but as far as I know it's not going to be done until this fall, so that's not really going to help you right now.

What do you currently have in terms of atlases? Is there a bookstore nearby that you can go to to browse?
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I am looking to purchase a new world atlas and I just wanted to inquire as to what the carto-folks find most appealing.

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SAM

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Hard to settle on just one, as each major atlas has something the others don't. I can say that I am very pleased with the 8th ed of NatGeos Atlas of the World.

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There's one in production for an Australian publisher that's going to be absolutely gorgeous (I'm involved in the mapping, so is Damien Demaj and maybe some other cartotalkers as well), but as far as I know it's not going to be done until this fall, so that's not really going to help you right now.


Ive been helping out a little bit on this one, and Hans is right: it is stunning and massive. You can get a sneak peak of it here: Millennium House Earth.

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Personally I slightly prefer Times to NGS. I think it also matters what your preference is - massive detail, artistic beauty etc
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I know your looking for a real atlas, but if you dig humorous stuff check out The Onion's "Our Dumb World" Atlas.

Also, frax posted a link a couple weeks ago to "Atlas Schamtlas" which looks pretty funny as well
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my vote definitely goes to the NG 8th ed.

I am looking to purchase a new world atlas and I just wanted to inquire as to what the carto-folks find most appealing.

cheers
SAM



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