Great Maps
Great Maps  -     By: Jerry Brotton
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: DK
ISBN: 1465424636
ISBN-13: 9781465424631

Publisher's Description

The world's finest maps explored and explained.

From Ptolemy's world map to the Hereford's Mappa Mundi, through Mercator's map of the world to the latest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps provides a fascinating overview of cartography through the ages.

Revealing the stories behind 55 historical maps by analyzing graphic close-ups, Great Maps also profiles key cartographers and explorers to look why each map was commissioned, who it was for and how they influenced navigation, propaganda, power, art, and politics.

Editorial Reviews

"The greatest maps in history, collected in one fantastic book." – Wired.com

"[A] visually stunning book." – MIC.com

"[A] visual treat…as much an art book as it is an archaeological history lesson as it is a collection of the world's most fascinating and significant maps." – BoingBoing

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