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Map: Exploring the World

John Hessler

Selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers, and collectors, the 300+ maps examined here represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation, drawing on a range of cultures and traditions. The book features all types of maps, from navigation and surveys to astronomical maps, satellite, and digital maps, as well as works of art inspired by cartography.


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Book Information

Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publish Date: 09/28/2015
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 9780714869445
ISBN-10: 0714869449
Language: English

Full Description

The history of cartography is a view of the world coming into focus; it is a history of discovery, conquest, ingenuity and innovation. Featuring more than 300 maps from around the world, from the first forays into mapmaking by the Greeks to the incredible everyday conveniences of the Global Positioning System, Maps: Exploring the World is a beautifully illustrated and remarkable account of civilization’s noble attempt to know where it is and where it is going.

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