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Author Nurminen, Marjo T., 1967-
Title The mapmakers' world : a cultural history of the European world map / Marjo T. Nurminen ; John Nurminen Foundation
Imprint Oxford : Pool of London Press, 2015
book jacket
 HS Lib. Oversize Materials  GA300 .N87 2015    AVAILABLE    30600020094158
Descript 345 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 35 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-333) and index
The Mapmakers' World' is beautifully illustrated presenting 300 maps from the world’s finest museums, libraries and private collections. The book gives us a perspective on the development of European world maps from the Early Middle Ages up until the modern period, i.e. from the 8th century until the end of the 18th century. 0This work showcases all of the early European world map traditions: Medieval world maps (T-O maps, mappa mundis, Beatus maps, etc.); Ptolemy's maps; seafarers' maps (portolan charts, planispheres and nautical charts), printed world maps and globes from the pre-Renaissance through to the Baroque era. Furthermore, it takes its readers through the history of European global discovery and cartographic research, and also brings to life the exciting times when many of these historical maps were first discovered in the 19th century, after centuries of oblivion. The volume includes dedicated features further exploring 100 of the most important cartographic masterpieces from the period. The book is written as a narrative, rather than a catalogue or an encyclopedia, and it takes the reader on the ultimate voyage of discovery
Subject Cartography -- History
Cartography -- Europe -- History
Cartographers -- History
Cartographers -- Europe -- History
Early maps
Discoveries in geography -- History
Cartographers. fast (OCoLC)fst00848021
Cartography. fast (OCoLC)fst00848025
Discoveries in geography. fast (OCoLC)fst00894950
Early maps. fast (OCoLC)fst00900640
Europe. fast (OCoLC)fst01245064
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author John Nurmisen säätiö
Alt Title Map makers' world : a cultural history of the European world map
Cultural history of the European world map
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