This groundbreaking publication presents an exquisite study of the maps of Delhi, from
the onset of the 19th century till the master plan of 2021. It is the first organised
collection of the maps of the city, a breathtakingly illustrated cartographic history of
the capital. Dr Guerrieri has described each map individually, elaborating on its
idiosyncrasies, aesthetic details, and rich historical information.
The book includes a chronology of magnificent ancient and modern hand-drawings as also
digital maps of the city. The evolution of planning and architecture, which elegantly
unfolds through the maps, mirrors the political, social, and historical progression of the
capital. Maps of Delhi is both beautiful and stimulating, while also offering deeply
insightful commentary for the most discerning of scholars, and is an indisputable
milestone for those wanting to research the capital. The book reveals, as A.G. Krishna
Menon notes in the foreword, the charm of printed maps and the many pleasures and insights
they offer when they are physically handled. It brings to light how Delhi is, truly, `a
city of cities'.