Sky Atlas low res‘The Sky Atlas’

(Simon & Schuster £25)

The son of an antiquarian book dealer, Edward Brooke-Hitching became an award-winning documentary director making films that examine the eccentric side of British life. Previous books include The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas.

This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography – a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books – as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities.

Edward will be at the Kew Bookshop at Saturday 12th October at 2pm, so come and have a chat.