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The Mapmaker's Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe

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In 1400 Europe lagged far behind much of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power and use of cartography. The Mapmakers' Quest illuminates the forces behind this development--not only to tease out the stra ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 24th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 22nd 2003)
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