I've been wanting to rave about this book ever since I first received it in the post. Not only is it an excellent read that transports you to several different million miles away from nowheres, it is also beautifully bound (in signatures), typset and illustrated - all by the author herself, and won the German Arts Foundation prize for the Most Beautiful Book of the Year! I can't recommend it highly enough!
In other map news, I picked up some great little treats whilst in venice - A clipboard, notepad and pack of 5 bookmarks depicting various Italian cities (Venice included). All by Fabriano.