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The Image of the World

20 Centuries of World Maps

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The Image of the World by Peter Whitfield
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From the classic Greek origins of the world map, through the elaborately decorated manuscript maps and printed maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which are works of art in themselves, to modern scientific maps showing the ocean floor, Peter Whitfield examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples. He discusses each map in relation to the religious, political, social or economic climates in which they were produced and considers what these maps reveal about the perceptions of their makers.

Author Biography

Peter Whitfield is a historian, critic and poet. He was formerly the director of Stanfords International Map Centre in London and now runs the publishing company Wychwood Editions
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
70 colour illustrations
Imprint
The British Library Publishing Division
Pages
152
Dimensions
262x286x15
ISBN-13
9780712350891
Product ID
3957489

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