This in many ways is quite revolutionary as an atlas, considered from American standards. In the first place, every map has...

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THE AMERICAN OXFORD ATLAS

This in many ways is quite revolutionary as an atlas, considered from American standards. In the first place, every map has been redrawn, not simply adapted from earlier maps, and the grouping is at times unexpected, but sound. United States cartographers may question the labelling of some of the doublespreads. For example, the map labelled New York includes Ontario, Quebec, Ohio, the Northeastern states, on down to Maryland, while the one labelled Chicago includes the Dakotas east through Michigan, down to Kansas and through Indiana. The Mid West includes Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, and shows New Mexico and the upper part of Texas and Louisiana on the Southern borders. The average American public school product will have to reassess geography as taught in our schools but the end result is intelligent as well as provocative. Probably, the same novelty of approach is evident in those parts of the world with which the uninitiated are less familiar. Supplementary material in the way of distribution maps (agriculture, population, industry, raw materials, etc.), projections, world air routes, and so on, all add up to a very complete and impressive achievement. And a superb piece of book-making.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1951