My review of Cartographies of Time by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton ran today at PopMatters.
This big book is a look back at the development of visual representations of time and history, filled with vivid, impressive illustrations and an enlightening narrative pulling it all together. In some ways it bears a resemblance to The Fourth Part of the World in that it depicts the evolution of a form of charting and navigating time and space. It also has a slight connection to The Invention of Air, as it deals with the very versatile Joseph Priestley, exploring his pivotal role in setting a graphical standard for timelines that endured for many years.
The book also introduced me to Sebastian Adams’