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AUTHOR: John Hessler

John Hessler was a cartographic specialist and curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology of the Early Americas at the Library of Congress. He is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and author of more than 100 articles and books, including the New York Times bestseller, “Map: Exploring the World.” His other books include “Collecting for a New World” and “Exposing the Maya: Early Archaeological Photography in the Americas.” His writing and research have also been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CBS News and NPR’s All Things Considered.

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