Great Maps Dk Smithsonian

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 1465424636
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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.


Great City Maps

Author: DK
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 146545358X
Size: 69.31 MB
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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography—it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.

With its genuinely unique and superbly illustrated approach to the most celebrated city maps in history and its lavish textured and foiled jacket, Great City Maps is a beautiful piece to add to any collection and a must-have for all history and geography enthusiasts.


Great Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241186757
Size: 62.62 MB
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In Great Maps, author and historian Jerry Brotton tells the hidden story behind more than 60 of the most significant maps from around the world, picking out key features, stories, and techniques in rich visual detail to reveal the inner ...

Great City Maps

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465459065
Size: 62.65 MB
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The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to ...

A History Of The World In Twelve Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846145708
Size: 10.29 MB
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Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps.

The Curious Map Book

Author: Ashley Baynton-Williams
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022623729X
Size: 65.91 MB
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With The Curious Map Book, Ashley Baynton-Williams gathers an amazing, chronologically ordered variety of cartographic gems, mainly from the vast collection of the British Library.

Great Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241186757
Size: 69.32 MB
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Dorling Kindersley would like to thank the following people for their assistance
with this book: Smithsonian reviewer, Jim Harle, map curator volunteer, National
... The publisher would specially like to thank the following people for their help in
providing DK with images: Luca Giarelli for the Bedolina ... Map Reproduction
Courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library: (c)
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Wildlife Of The World

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241247144
Size: 48.74 MB
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Wildlife of the World is a spectacular celebration of global wildlife bringing you face to face with the most fascinating animals on Earth.

Antique Maps

Author: Carl Moreland
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714829548
Size: 42.18 MB
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A beautiful edition in itself, this timeless volume evokes the elegance of maps from the past and the charm of all the distant places they suggest, to show them not only as historical artefacts but also as works of art.

The Planets

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241186765
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Timelines explore our relationship with each planet and infographics present fascinating Solar System facts and planet facts. The Planets is ideal for anyone interested in space exploration and all armchair astronauts or astronomers.

A History Of The World In Twelve Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 9780670023394
Size: 17.31 MB
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A survey of twelve maps from ancient Greece to Google Earth examines how they have influenced how the world is seen, revealing how historical geographical depictions were subject to deliberate manipulations to promote a range of special ...