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Gathered from five centuries of exploration, over 120 maps of oceans and continents, mountains and forests, cities and shires, presented in chronological order. Hardcover. Original jacket. NF/NF condition.
Published September 1st 2006 by Booksales
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Nov 06, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it · review of another edition
It’s a rare being who is not fascinated by maps. Tourists and visitors, walkers, fans of epic fantasy, students and readers of self-help books with mind-maps all appreciate a bit of good cartography, and the modern virtual world is awash with them as the options on any search engine will demonstrate. Their function is to be informative of course, but they can also be works of art in their own right and items of interest to antiquarians, collectors, lawyers, historians and a whole host of other s ...more
An excellent book by the founders of mapforum.com, who know better than most the weird passion for maps that inspire some of us. This would be a must-own if it was only for the visuals; it's a lovely book, nicely designed on fine glossy paper, and stuffed with beautiful full-color maps. But it's a lot more than that: it's engagingly written, full of interesting tidbits, and very informative, with a wide-ranging perspective that the mapmakers from the age of discovery were engaging in art as much ...more
Sep 17, 2013 Nelson Holmes rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is a book of maps. Map? Maps! Maps that are full of details (some real, some less so), shapes ( creative or realistic), and of various artistic nature are featured in this awesome collection. If you are like me and can spend hours looking at the various details and art found on a map then this is definitely worth your time.