The world’s most beautiful maps explored and described. From Ptolemy’s world map to the Hereford’s Mappa Mundi, through Mercator’s map of the world to the newest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps presents a captivating overview of cartography throughout the ages.
Unveiling the stories behind 55 historical maps by analyzing graphic close-ups, the atlas also profiles key cartographers and explorers to look at why each map was commissioned, who it was for and how they influenced navigation, propaganda, power, art, and politics.
Publication date: August 18, 2014
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