This book uses a collection of 18 maps focusing on Holderness, Yorkshire to illustrate changes in cartographic style over a dynamic period in European history. Featuring reproductions of maps by John Speed, Emmanuel Bowen, Joan Blaeu, John Tuke, Thomas Kitchin, Robert Morden, L J Waghenaer, and more, the book offers the opportunity to study beautiful maps of the same area as a way of finding excellence in information display. Additionally, the maps act as a window into the changes wrought by coastal erosion as the loss of villages to the sea on the Holderness coast is illustrated by a comparative examination of the maps. Included in the book are photos of this beautiful and hidden part of England.
Mary Holder is a lifetime photographer and lover of old maps. She is also a gardener and traveller as well as a volunteer in her community.