100 Maps: The Science, Art and Politics of Cartography Throughout History

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From Ptolemy's projection of the world--still the basic map after 13 centuries--to Tolkien's cartography of Middle Earth (the most printed guide to a non-existent place ever), each of these maps has its own fascinating story to tell. Escape maps, military maps, cartographic breakthroughs, and follies and forgeries: these 100 maps, organized chronologically, are the most important, dramatic, and breathtakingly beautiful ever created. They show not only the art and science of the form, but also its power. Some had ...

100 Maps: The Science, Art and Politics of Cartography Throughout History 2005, Sterling Publishing (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781402728853

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