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The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical and Curious Maps with CDROM

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ISBN13: 9789057680519
ISBN10: 9057680513
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Das AGILE RABBIT-BUCH HISTORISCHE UND KURIOSE LANDKARTEN enthält eine Sammlung beeindruckender und wunderschön gestalteter Landkarten, die aufgrund ihrer visuellen Wirkung und ihrer Einzigartigkeit ausgewählt wurden. Das Buch umfasst eine Vielzahl von Darstellungsformen und Inhalten. Es bietet Vergleichsübersichten über die Länge von Flüssen und die Höhe von Bergen und enthält Seekarten, mittelalterliche Stadtpläne sowie prähistorische Landkarten. Ebenfalls enthalten sind Abbildungen, die erkennen lassen, wie das Weltbild der Europäer vor vielen hundert Jahren ausgesehen hat, sowie detaillierte Japankarten aus der Vogelperspektive und faszinierende, altertümliche Karten, die einst von den amerikanischen Ureinwohnern und den australischen Aborigenes gezeichnet wurden. Darüber hinaus befinden sich in dem Buch zahlreiche, außergewöhnliche, doppeldeutige Landkarten. Die CD-ROM enthält Dateien aller Karten in hoher und geringer Auflösung.

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The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical and Curious Maps is a book showing how curious maps can be, and how beautifully they can be executed. The selection is of great diversity in appearance and meaning: there are comparative overviews of the length of rivers and the height of mountains, nautical charts, medieval city plans, and maps from pre-historical times. Also included are historical schemes showing how to make and read maps, and maps with a double meaning.

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The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical and Curious Maps contains a collection of amazing and beautifully-made maps that have been chosen for their visual impact and rarity. The selection is of great diversity in appearance and meaning; there are comparative overviews of the length of rivers and the height of mountains, nautical charts, medieval city plans, and maps from pre-historical times. Also included are images of how Europeans perceived the world to look like many centuries ago, highly detailed bird's-eye maps from Japan, and archaic, captivating charts made by Native Americans and Australian Aboriginals. Furthermore, there are a number of very extraordinary maps with a double meaning.

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imajojobean, December 3, 2006 (view all comments by imajojobean)
An Agile Rabbit book (or half a dozen of them) should be a must for every graphic designers, artists and simply curious. Although this particular one is not my all-time favorite, it's a great buy because of the old-timey maps and illustrations, as well as the CD with royalty free images included. I would buy any of their publications sight unseen.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9789057680519
Manufactured:
Pepin Press
Publisher:
Pepin Press
Manufactured:
Pepin Press
Author:
Pepin Press
Author:
Van Roojen, Pepin
Author:
Roojen, Pepin Van
Subject:
Atlases - Historical
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Decorative arts
Subject:
Travel-Atlases
Subject:
Design - General
Copyright:
Series:
Agile Rabbit Editions
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11 x 11 in

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The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical and Curious Maps with CDROM
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Product details 128 pages Pepin Press - English 9789057680519 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical and Curious Maps is a book showing how curious maps can be, and how beautifully they can be executed. The selection is of great diversity in appearance and meaning: there are comparative overviews of the length of rivers and the height of mountains, nautical charts, medieval city plans, and maps from pre-historical times. Also included are historical schemes showing how to make and read maps, and maps with a double meaning.
"Synopsis" by , The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical and Curious Maps contains a collection of amazing and beautifully-made maps that have been chosen for their visual impact and rarity. The selection is of great diversity in appearance and meaning; there are comparative overviews of the length of rivers and the height of mountains, nautical charts, medieval city plans, and maps from pre-historical times. Also included are images of how Europeans perceived the world to look like many centuries ago, highly detailed bird's-eye maps from Japan, and archaic, captivating charts made by Native Americans and Australian Aboriginals. Furthermore, there are a number of very extraordinary maps with a double meaning.
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