Great Maps: The world`s masterpieces explored and explained

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Great Maps is a beautifully illustrated book which takes a close look at the history of maps, from medieval mappae mundi to Google Earth, presenting more than 60 of the most significant examples from around the world. A reproduction of each map is accompanied a “Visual Tour” showing enlargements of its particularly interesting features and an informative description of its history

Why do we put north at the top of maps? Which maps show us the way to Heaven, and which show the "land of no sunshine" or the land of "people with no bowels"? In Great Maps, author and historian Jerry Brotton tells the hidden story behind his selected examples, picking out key features, stories, and techniques in rich visual detail to reveal the inner meaning buried within the landscape. Maps are not just geographical data, they reflect a particular ideological, historical, or cultural context.

Providing a unique insight into how mapmakers have used maps to shape and depict their world view, this beautifully illustrated book traces the changes in human development and culture through its maps. From the earliest rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology, from ancient medieval mappae mundi to the first road atlas, Great Maps explores in stunning photographic detail how maps have influenced and reflected our world throughout history.

ISBN/EAN: 9781409345718
Author: Brotton, Jerry
Publication Date: 01/09/2014
Size: 26x31cm
Product Type: Hardback
Number of Pages: 256
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

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