I discovered Matteo Pericoli after featuring Robinson's Line by Line series in a previous Armchair Travel post. The multitalented Pericoli is an architect, journalist, teacher, illustrator and author. He combines the latter two job titles in his book World Unfurled, which is a 10-foot long panoramic illustration of the world.
'Inspired by Skyline of the World, the 397-foot long mural installed in 2007 at the new American Airlines Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, the book will feature an accordion-style fold-out of the entire drawing and a 70-city journey throughout the world. With an essay by Colum McCann titled 'An Imagined Elsewhere: The City of Cities.'"
Pericoli has a sizable series of illustrated books on Manhattan and London, all of which would make a worthy addition to any traveler's bookshelf.