Transit Maps of the World

Transit Maps of the World

Book - 2015 | Third revised and expanded edition.
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A completely updated and expanded edition of the cult bestseller, featuring subway, light rail, and streetcar maps from New York to Nizhny Novgorod

Transit Maps of the World is the first and only comprehensive collection of historical and current maps of every rapid-transit system on earth. In glorious, colorful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the cartographic history of mass transit--including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs, some available for the first time since their original publication.

Now expanded with thirty-six more pages, 250 city maps revised from previous editions, and listings given from almost a thousand systems in total, this is the graphic designer's new bible, the transport enthusiast's dream collection, and a coffee-table essential for everyone who's ever traveled in a city.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
Edition: Third revised and expanded edition.
ISBN: 9780143128496
Branch Call Number: 912 OVENDEN
Characteristics: 176 pages : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 25 x 28 cm


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A colorful collection of historical and contemporary transit maps from all over the world, featuring subway, light rail, and streetcar maps.

Historical and current rapid-transit maps from cities around the globe. This book also includes some notes on designing the perfect map and their place in the entirety of cartography.

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Mar 11, 2017

Very interesting book with lots of information and illustrations. I would recommend this book for transit enthusiasts and travellers. However, there isn't a lot of focus on Canadian transit systems, such as the SkyTrain system. Still, it's a great book to read.

Jan 04, 2014

The passenger rail services of the world's cities encompassed in the maps chronicled herein. Strongly recommended!


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