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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AndreasJ - LibraryThing
A history of mapmaking, specifically of world maps. It touches on the technicalities of projections and survey work, but the focus is on the maps as cultural products, analyzing their social rôle and ... Read full review