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The Story of Maps

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"An important and scholarly work; bringing together much information available heretofore only in scattered sources. Easily readable." — Gerald I. Alexander, F.R.G.S. Cartographer, Map Division, New York Public Library. The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A.D. — Strabo and Ptolemy — through the end of the 19th century, with some discussion of 20th-century developments. 86 illustrations. Extensive notes and bibliography. "Mr. Brown felicitously marries scholarship to narrative and dramatic skill." — Henry Steele Commager.

Synopsis:

First authoritative history of maps and mapmakers, voyages and discovery from Strabo and Ptolemy to World War II. Popular, readable guide for map collectors, military buffs, historians, general readers. 84 illustrations.

Synopsis:

The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A.D. through the end of the 19th century.

Synopsis:

The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A. D. through the end of the 19th century.

Synopsis:

The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A. D. — Strabo and Ptolemy — through the end of the 19th century, with some discussion of 20th-century developments. 86 illustrations. Extensive notes and bibliography.

Table of Contents

  Introduction

I The Earth Takes Shape

II The Habitable World

III The World of Claudius Ptolemy

IV The Middle Ages

V Charts and the Haven-Finding Art

VI The Map and Chart Trade

VII The Latitude

VIII The Longitude

IX Survey of a Country

X Survey of a World

  Notes

  Bibliography

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486238739
Author:
Brown, Lloyd A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Brown, Lloyd A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Maps and atlases
Subject:
Cartography -- History.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Geography-General
Subject:
World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
19800231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 1.5 lb

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Product details 464 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486238739 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , First authoritative history of maps and mapmakers, voyages and discovery from Strabo and Ptolemy to World War II. Popular, readable guide for map collectors, military buffs, historians, general readers. 84 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A.D. through the end of the 19th century.
"Synopsis" by , The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A. D. through the end of the 19th century.
"Synopsis" by ,
The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A. D. — Strabo and Ptolemy — through the end of the 19th century, with some discussion of 20th-century developments. 86 illustrations. Extensive notes and bibliography.

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