Joseph Nigg - Sea Monsters: A Voyage around the World's Most Beguiling Map

Colfax Avenue: Colorado author Joseph Nigg’s previous books include The Book of Fabulous Beasts and How to Raise and Keep a Dragon. Nigg will discuss and sign his new book Sea Monsters: A Voyage around the World’s Most Beguiling Map (Univ. of Chicago Press), a wonderful examination of the Carta Marina, a map charting the Nordic waters of 1539 by Olaus Magnus. Nigg’s book is a stunning tour of a world that still holds many secrets for us land dwellers, who will forever be fascinated by reports of giant squid and the other real-life creatures of the deep that have proven to be as bizarre and otherworldly as we have imagined for centuries. It is a gorgeous guide for enthusiasts of maps, monsters, and the mythic.


Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here:

Joseph Nigg’s website


Event date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
ISBN: 9780226925165
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Chicago Press - August 22nd, 2013

By John Topsell, Joseph Nigg (Editor), Dan Malone (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780764159206
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Barron's Educational Series - September 1st, 2006

ISBN: 9780764155109
Availability: Special Order
Published: Barron's Educational Series - August 1st, 2002