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First published as Metro Maps of the World by Capital Transport Publishing in 2003 and revised in 2005; this edition has been revised and expanded again.
She describes the secular power emanating from maps of the world, "la representation hyperbolique et instantanee d'un empire sans bornes" (34), through which cosmographers and other royal advisors achieved individual positions of power and influence.
Swords, glassware, seals from wine bottles, hats, ladies' shoes, birds, camels, and exotic plants, ancient vignettes and fragments of postcards are pictured side by side with maps of the world and written words such as "geography," and "Aeolus.