How to Lie with Maps referenced in the FT

There is a long history of nations using maps to advance their claims to imperial possession. As Mark Monmonier writes in How to Lie with Maps, grand duchies that “seemed tired, rundown and frayed at the edges” could take a piece of paper, draw a map of territory, “and presto: you were now the leader of a new sovereign, autonomous country”. So, like consumers of other forms of news and information, map readers must beware of being misled.