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New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration

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In this book Peter Whitfield concentrates on the intellectual context of exploration. How did explorers and their patrons understand their expanding world and their place in it? What were they really seeking, and how did they believe they could achieve it? How did they balance the known and the unknown in their minds? Historical maps are vitally important in answering thes ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 26th 1998 by Routledge (first published May 1st 1998)
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MAPPING THE WORLD. (2000). Peter Whitfield. ***.
To clear up any confusion, this book is a special publication by The Folio Society. It is essentially a reprint, with some additions, of a book first published in 1998 under the title “New Found Land: Maps in the History of Exploration,” by the British Library. The reference to the original is the one used for my Goodreads entry. The book itself is truly a history of exploration as evidenced by the subsequent drawing and publication of maps based
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