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Great Maps

MAP41
Jerry Brotton
DK Publishing
2014
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Profiling 55 historical maps, this visual tour of cartography through the ages is a lesson in history as much as it is about geography. Brotton, a professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of London, marches confidently from Ptolemy’s world map to the latest maps by Google Earth, explaining how each map influenced the culture and budding science of its day.

ISBN: 9781465424631
$30.00
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In celebration of DK Publishing’s 40 years, we’re featuring Great Maps (MAP41, $25.00), a collaboration between DK and Smithsonian showcasing gorgeous maps across time and topography. Profiling 55 historical maps, this book is a lesson in history as much as it is about geography. Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps and professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of London, marches confidently from Ptolemy’s world map to the latest maps by Google Earth, explaining how each map influenced the culture and budding science of its day. ... more

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