The Men Who Mapped the World: The Treasures of Cartography

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The Men Who Mapped the World: The Treasures of Cartography
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$39.95
Author:
  • Beau Riffenburgh
Edition: Csm Nov Ha
ISBN: 1847328776
Item Dimensions: 1.25 x 10.0 x 11.75 inches 2.77 pounds
Label: Carlton Books
Languages:
  • English (Published)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Unknown)
Manufacturer: Carlton Books
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 96
Package Dimensions: 11.18 x 9.92 x 1.18 inches 2.87 pounds
Package Quantity: 1
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
Publisher: Carlton Books
Studio: Carlton Books
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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. The Men Who Mapped the World is a beautifully illustrated and highly informative journey through these discoveries and dreams. Maps have played midwife to empires, helped win wars, and encouraged our species to venture beyond boundaries of space and time. Now that inspiring history is literally hands-on with 20 pull-out facsimiles of significant maps from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society!