Finally had a chance to go through the maps and I have to say for myself, this is exactly what I expected it to be. I have yet to read through the book, but I'm very impressed with the maps so far. I love the fact that on the Federation Historical Map and the Alpha and Beta Quadrant Map's you can see Starbases and Starfleet's Deep Space Stations. I put up the following maps on my wall: The History of the Federation, Dominon War, and the Alpha and Beta Quadrant Maps. I'd put up more but I'm out of room. I am very pleased with this book.