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 British Library, 1997. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP87472370
Descripción The British Library Publishing Division, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI1918300
Descripción The British Library Publishing D, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Slight creases to corners of covers This is a straightforward secondhand paperback copy, in good readable condition, No significant flaws We sell high quality books at reasonable prices, shipped regularly from the UK. We are part of the Petersfield Bookshop who are members of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000029789
Descripción The British Library, London, 1997. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Reprint. softcover, illustrated throughout, 133 pages, near fine. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0.0. Nº de ref. de la librería 78705
Descripción London The British Library Reprinted, 1997. 28.5cm x 26cm, PAPERBACK (Very Good), 144pp, Numerous Colour & Black-and-White Illustrations. No Signatures or Annotations. Nº de ref. de la librería 13729
Descripción The British Library, London, 1997. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Second Paperback Edition. viii, 144pp, index, bibliography, num bw & col ills.Or card covers. Bottom front corner creased, slight sticker residue on front blank page. From Bishop Isidore's simplistic T-O desing for a world map, through the elaborately decorated manuscript and printed maps of the 17th and 18th centuries, to scientific maps showing the ocean floor, the author examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding examples. Size: 4to. Nº de ref. de la librería 033257