Vincent Virga


Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations
"Unlike any other atlas ever previously published, Virga’s book is a dazzling, singularly splendid vision of the world and of people’s places within it. ...if you buy only one book this year, this must be the one."

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Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States
"A gripping and absorbing book whose words and pictures immerse you in the great sweep of American history."
--Walter Cronkite

" ...a sumptuous visual chronicle of the life and times of America... the captions sparkle brightest, adding context while offering surprising information."
--The New York Times

"I enjoyed Gaywyck very much. To me a fascinating mixture of Wilde, the Gothic and, above all, the souls laid to rest in New York."
--Angus Wilson, 1980

"I read it at least twice a year and am on my third copy."
--John Lawrence, 5 star customer review, Barnes & Noble, 2006

Selected Works

Cultural History
Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations
"Dreamy maps get their due."
--The New York Times
"For map lovers like me, this elegant, oversized book is porn."
Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States
" ...the most extraordinary book of its kind to appear in memory."
--Buffalo News
"Read the son-of-a-bitch, you’ll love it!"
--Armisted Maupin
"An extraordinary tour de force that merits special praise."
--The Advocate

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