Map : Exploring The World
by Phaidon Editors, John Hessler
Editor: Phaidon Press Ltd
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300 impressive maps from all periods and all corners of the world, explore and reveal what the maps tell us about history and ourselvesMap: discovery of the World which gathers more than 300 fascinating maps from the birth of cartography to the tip of digital maps of the twenty-first centuryThe unique book of the agreement with the complementary or even contrasted organized cards, reveals how the history of our attempts to make flat representations of the world has been full of beauty, ingenuity and innovation.Selected by an international jury of curators, academics and collectors, the cards take into account the many reasons why people make maps, such as finding their way, claiming ownership, recording human activity, establishing control, to promote settlement, planning military campaigns or showing political powerThe selection includes the biggest names in cartography, such as James Cook, Gérard Mercator, Matthew Fontaine Maury and Phyllis Pearsall, as well as maps from native cultures around the world, rarely seen maps of lesser known to cartographers, and maps of the exceptional and surprising beauty of the individuality of today’s generation of map makers.
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