John Goss. The Mapmaker’s Art. An Illustrated History of Cartography.
Chicago, 1993. Cloth. Out of print.
An extensively illustrated general survey of mapmaking. The hundreds of illustrations, most in color and several folding, beautifully complement Goss' readable text which provides an excellent overview of the history of cartography. This book, which would make a fine gift, belongs in the library of every map-lover.