The image of the world: 20 centuries of world maps

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Pomegranate Artbooks in association with the British Library, 1994 - Art - 144 pages
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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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Peter Whitfield is an independent scholar and a leading expert in map history and exploration. He is a former director of Stanford's International Map Centre in London. His previous books include "The Image of the World "(1994), "The Mapping of the Heavens "(1995), "The Charting of the Oceans "(1996), "New Found Lands "(1998), "Landmarks in Western Science "(1999), "Astrology: A History "(2001), and "Sir Francis Drake "(2004).

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