Books by Toby Lester

Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Leonardo-lite, but the illustrations are illuminating and da Vinci's life is inspiring."
Atlantic editor Lester (The Fourth Part of the World: The Epic Story of History's Greatest Map, 2009, etc.) returns with another narrative-on-crank, this time about Leonardo da Vinci's ubiquitous drawing known officially as his Vitruvian Man. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"A swift, sweeping primer on the Age of Discovery and the legacy of mapmaking."
The history of a rare and priceless map, which serves as a window to the mysteries and marvels of the Age of Discovery. Read full book review >