Great Maps by JERRY BROTTON - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Sep 03, 2015
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The worlds finest maps explored and explained. From Ptolemys world map to the Herefords Mappa Mundi, through Mercators map of the world to the latest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps provides a fascinating overview of cartography...

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ISBN
9781465424631
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English
Pages
256
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PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
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2304 kB

Some brief overview of this book

The worlds finest maps explored and explained. From Ptolemys world map to the Herefords Mappa Mundi, through Mercators 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.

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Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary College, University of London. He is the author of Trading Territories Mapping the Early Modern World and A History of the World in Twelve Maps. n, propaganda, power, art, and politics.

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