Authoritative and well-researched. . . . A comprehensive study of a largely overlooked subject.
—Journal of Arizona History
Historical geographers who are interested in the roles that maps—as both representations and practices—play in the unfolding of place identities over time will find Mapping Wonderland a rich and useful extension of previous work.
—Journal of Historical Geography
Rich in content and beautifully illustrated, Mapping Wonderlands makes a major contribution our understanding about the role of mapmaking in advertising and promotion.
—Richard Francaviglia, author of Over the Range: A History of the Promontory Summit Route of the Pacific Railroad
This is an imaginative study, using the visual culture of tourism to explore the identity of Arizona, one that has broad implications for our understanding of the Southwest. Griffin has much to say about cultural memory and the touristic experience.
—Betsy Fahlman, author of Pennsylvania Modern: Charles Demuth of Lancaster