The image of the world: 20 centuries of world maps
Pomegranate Artbooks in association with the British Library, 1994 - Art - 144 pages
From Bishop Isidore's simplistic T-O design for a world map through the elaborately decorated manuscript maps and printed maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to scientific maps showing the ocean floor, this book examines the history of world mapmaking through seventy outstanding individual examples and accompanying commentary.
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