Mapping the World: The Story of Cartography

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Mapping the World: The Story of Cartography
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Author:
  • Beau Riffenburgh
Brand: Sterling Publishing
ISBN: 0233004394
Item Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.7 x 11.2 inches 0.0 pounds
Label: Andre Deutsch
Languages:
  • English (Published)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Unknown)
Manufacturer: Andre Deutsch
Manufacturer Minimum Age: 96.0 months
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 160
Package Dimensions: 11.18 x 9.69 x 0.87 inches 2.12 pounds
Package Quantity: 1
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Studio: Andre Deutsch
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From the crude maps of ancient Babylon to the satellite-fueled precision of Google Maps, cartography has been both a record of dreams and of discoveries. Maps have played midwife to empires, helped win wars, and encouraged humanity to venture beyond boundaries of space and time. Containing numerous maps from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society, Mapping the World tells the story of the philosophers, explorers, artists, and scientists who brought together their skills to produce some of the most intriguing artifacts ever created.