Edward Gibbon's Atlas of the World.

Gibbon Edward; Fernandez Armesto, Felipe ( Introduction and Commentary by )

Editorial: The Folio Society, London, 1991
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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In the original plain navy matching slipcase. Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling/decoration to the front cover and to spine. No marks, Near As New - Very clean, looks unread. Pictorial endpapers. No Inscriptions or Marks. 116 pp. Black/white frontispiece, black/white illustrated title page. Modern maps and Index gazetteer by Andrew Heritage and P. J. M. Geelan. Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white maps throughout, mainly full page, and including some text illustrations of measuring instruments. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. This book is overweight and very heavy and MAY require extra postage depending on your location. . "Gibbon loved maps and lived at a time when mapmaking was being transformed by a technical revolution. So rapid and far-reaching were the changes in progress in his day that in spite of his efforts to keep up with the latest advances in cartography, Gibbon was compelled to rely, in writing the Decline and Fall, on maps that were already out-of-date. Much of the great mental canvas of the old world, on which he depicted the movements of armies, people and trade, was painted onto backgrounds mapped in the early or mid-eighteenth century or even, in some cases, in the seventeenth. Some of the best maps in his own library were not acquired until the late 1780s, when his History was already complete, or nearly so . The most far-reaching changes in scientific cartography in his day came too late to influence the maps available to him. Yet - in his unremitting efforts to make sense of the bewildering peregrinations of the people he wrote about - in ill-chronicled journeys over little-known terrain - he probably became as well informed as almost any scholar of his age on the geography of the Eurasian landmass and northern Africa." . ; Folio 13" - 23" tall 1st Folio Society Edition; First Printing. N° de ref. de la librería 112254

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Título: Edward Gibbon's Atlas of the World.

Editorial: The Folio Society, London

Año de publicación: 1991

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Illustrated by Andrew Heritage; P. J. M. Geelan; (Modern Maps and IndexGazetteer )

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket

Edición: 1st Edition

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