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Title:
The image of the world : 20 centuries of world maps
Author:
Whitfield, Peter, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Pomegranate Artbooks in association with the British Library, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
viii, 144 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764903649
Format :
Book

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Central Library GA201 .W48 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

From Bishop Isidore's simplistic T-O design for a world map through the elaborately decorated manuscript maps and printed maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to scientific maps showing the ocean floor, this book examines the history of world mapmaking through seventy outstanding individual examples and accompanying commentary.


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