Maps That Made History: The Influential, the Eccentric and the Sublime

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Maps That Made History: The Influential, the Eccentric and the Sublime
Author:
  • Lez Smart
EISBN:
  • 9781459712546
Format:
  • Kindle eBook
Label: Dundurn
Languages:
  • English (Published)
Manufacturer: Dundurn
Number Of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2005-04-30
Publisher: Dundurn
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Studio: Dundurn
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Few people can resist the appeal of old maps and plans. Even in these days of disposable mapping - from satellite navigation to customized road directions at the click of a mouse - the historical map continues to present a unique perspective on our changing world. Here we explore 25 glorious examples. The emphasis is on the story behind the map: what it reveals about its creator and users, from the first explorers to the railway builders. This thought-provoking collection features maps that chart societies as well as land, sea, and skies; maps that have influenced and inspired; and perhaps most revealing of all, maps that misrepresent.