Maps offer us the chance to see not just how our world appears today, but how it once looked. Travis Elborough takes us on a voyage in search of the disappearing, submerged and lost landscapes and manmade wonders that have vanished from modern atlases. Discover ancient seats of power and long-forgotten civilizations: the Mayan city of Palenque, the uncanny stone age remains of Skara Brae on Orkney and the Chan Chan of Peru.

From the Glacier National Park in Montana to the Congo Basin and the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, Travis Elborough shines a light on extraordinary landscapes under threat. With beautiful maps and photography, Atlas of Vanishing Places is a timely reminder of the fragility of our relationship with the world around us and a clarion call to preserve what remains.

Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of Untamed Places, Atlas of the Unexpected.

Review: 'Travis Elborough writes about a wide range of subjects with originality, learning and charm.' David Kynaston.