Though technology has changed the tools of navigation available to us, maps are still the irreplaceable foundation of place and orientation. In this updated edition of Image of the World, map expert Peter Whitfield guides readers through a collection of some of the most extraordinary examples of maps—both visually stunning and historically revealing.
An enormous variety of maps from the last two thousand years are reproduced here in attractive, large-scale color illustrations. These fascinating and vibrant maps include Bishop Isidore of Seville’s first-century design for a circular world map, the elaborately decorated manuscript maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and scientific maps of worlds that are still being explored, such as the ocean floor. In addition, Whitfield examines the history of world mapmaking through these outstanding individual examples. He discusses each map in relation to the religious, political, social or economic climates in which it was produced and considers what these maps reveal about the perceptions of their makers.
Image of the World returns to print a gorgeous and informative book that will appeal to map collectors, historians, and armchair explorers alike.
“Whitfield uses a wonderful selection of world maps to explain the flow of ideas through the ages.”—Time, on the first edition
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Peter Whitfield is former director of Stanfords International Map Centre in London. He is also the author of Cities of the World, New Found Lands, Astrology, The Mapping of the Heavens, The Charting of the Oceans, Landmarks in Western Science, Sir Francis Drake, and London: A Life in Maps, the last also published by the British Library.
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Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001837907
Descripción British Library Publishing Division, 1997. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Dust jacket complete, unclipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. Colour illustrated map on end papers. Numerous colour maps. 160 pages clean and tight. Dimensions: 29.4 x 26.6 x 1.8 cm. This illustrated work charts the history of the world map from classical times up to the satellite images of the present day. The 70 examples included are accompanied by an informative commentary. Size: 4to. Nº de ref. de la librería 141473
Descripción Pomegranate Artbooks. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0712303383 Hardback with dustjacket. No damage, internally clean. Very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería DA10038
Descripción Pomegranate Art Books in association with The British Library, London, first edition, 1994, 1994. Cloth, large 4to, viii, 144 pp, profusely illustrated in colour. From the blurb: "From Bishop Isidore's simplistic T-O design for a world map, through the elaborately decorated manuscript maps and printed maps of the 17th and 18th centuries which are works of art in themselves, to scientific maps showing the ocean floor, Peter Whitfield examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples, discussing each map and its maker in relation to their age and placing them within the context of the wider history of ideas. Drawing on the wide variety of maps held by The British Library and other major collections throughout the world, The Image of the World is superbly illustrated throughout in colour." Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-24561
Descripción The British Library, London, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. 144 pp., colour plates. The author examines the history of world map-making through 70 outstanding individual examples, discussing each map and its maker in relation to their age and placing them in context with the wider history of ideas. Nº de ref. de la librería 6554
Descripción British Library Publishing Division, London, 1997. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. REPRINT. British Library Hardback in Jacket 1997 reprint. ISBN: 0712303383. Clean and tight.No inscriptions. Flat pages. Complete jacket has a little edge wear but is not torn. Sent FIRST CLASS RECORDED NEXT WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard.- Ref: B74: IMAGE WORLD --- over 1kg. Nº de ref. de la librería 029514
Descripción BRITISH LIBRARY LONDON, 1997. VERY GOOD COPY IN VERY GOOD DUSTWRAP. DRAWING ON THE WIDE VARIETY OF MAPS HELD BY THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND OTHER MAJOR COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD THIS BOOK IS SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT IN COLOUR. REPRINT. Nº de ref. de la librería 24237
Descripción British Library, London, 1994. Estado de conservación: Good. Stofomslag onderzijde achterkant beschadigd. Nº de ref. de la librería 103421