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Mapping the world; an illustrated history of cartography.


Mapping the world; an illustrated history of cartography.

Ehrenberg, Ralph E.

Natl. Geographic Society


256 pages




The richness of history and changing understanding of the world are evident in the entries for the wide range of historic maps gathered in this volume. Ehrenberg, who's the former chief of the geography and map division of the Library of Congress and former director of the Center for Cartographic and Architectural Archives at the U.S. National Archives and Records, brings his expertise to the selection and entries of maps that range from a clay tablet of the 7th century B.C. to THEMIS mosaic maps made for NASA. The volume, which is written for the general reader, is printed in an oversize format (9.5x12.25"), with a full-page color plate of the map facing each entry.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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