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The Art of the Map

An Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments
Reinhartz, Dennis (Book - 2012 )
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This lavishly illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, explores not only the embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the world in which they were created. Here there be monsters real and imagined; ships actual and archetypical; newly discovered flora such as corn and tobacco; fauna ranging from buffalo to unicorns; godlike beings and fantasy-like depictions of native peoples. The stunningly rendered images illuminate an entire world.
Authors: Reinhartz, Dennis
Title: The art of the map
an illustrated history of map elements and embellishments
Publisher: New York : Sterling, c2012
Characteristics: xix, 218 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Dennis Reinhartz ; foreword by John Noble Wilford
Contents: Compass roses, wind faces, commentaries and other additions
All the ships at sea
Denizens of the deep
The cartographic botanical garden
The cartographic menagerie
The peoples of the world
Of human achievements ... Conclusion
ISBN: 1402765924
9781402765926
Branch Call Number: 912.09 R371a 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-206) and index
Subject Headings: Map drawing History Cartography History
Topical Term: Map drawing
Cartography
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This lavishly illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, explores not only the embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the world in which they were created.


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