May 20 marks the anniversary of the publication of the first modern atlas. An atlas is a book of maps or charts, and this atlas was created by Belgian cartographer (or mapmaker) Abraham Ortelius. He named his atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which means Theatre of the World.
For those curious about exploring the locations of the world and the United States in particular, the following two resources are available as eBooks from our catalog:
If you want to read stories that feature maps, take a look at these great eBooks.
Happy reading and exploring!