The book is an aesthetic delight... a feast for the eyes... The authors and publishers are to be congratulated for producing such a fine book. The scholar will find something useful and the general reader something delightful.
The atlas is indeed one of the most comprehensive and well-compiled editions this reviewer has seen of Maryland mapping... The visuals rank among the best reproductions of the subject presently in print.
The Maryland State Archives Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland 1608-1908 is a joy to behold. In fact, it's the sort of book that will appeal to anyone even remotely interested in state history.
Well designed, authoritative... and is reasonably priced.
Certain to be of enormous value to students of Maryland history... The book is likely to give as much pleasure to the general reader as to the scholar, for it is a handsome object to examine; its text is readable and informative... The combination of maps and text amounts to a brief, illustrated history of the state as well as a cartographical overview... A work of scholarly importance and a great pleasure to peruse.
This is not your run-of-the-mill coffee-table book... This is an atlas by historians for historians, and the emphasis is upon the maps in their historical context. We learn not only who made the maps, but who owned and used them, how they were used, and what the economics and politics of their compilation and production were... It is a fine atlas, one that should be well known to every student of Maryland history.