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Mapping the World, The Story of Cartography

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Beau Riffenburgh
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
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0233004394
HARD COVER
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Map expert Beau Riffenburgh borrows from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society to tell the story of map-making. From the crude maps of ancient Babylon to mobile phone GPS, Riffenburgh shows how influential maps have been, to the human imagination and on history. Size: 11 x 10 inches.

ISBN: 9780233004396
$29.95
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Cartography has a story, but it is one best told in images. The Royal Geographical Society’s Mapping the World artfully narrates the tale through visually stunning maps, culled from the society’s archives. While informative text by author and historian Beau Riffenburgh supplements the display, it would be difficult to find a page without an illustration, and many charts are given a luxurious and much-deserved full-spread. Behind each map is an explorer’s journey, and Riffenburgh expertly relates the daring expeditions that supplied cartographers with information about the unknown world, from the adventures of Sebastian Cabot to James Cook to David Livingstone. ... more

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