The Art of the Map
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The Art of the Map : An Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments

By (author) Dennis Reinhartz

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This lavishly illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, from the sixteenth through to 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.

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 241.3 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,133.98g
  • 22 Nov 2012
  • Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • STERLING
  • New York
  • English
  • full colour throughout, includes illustrations
  • 1402765924
  • 9781402765926
  • 152,786

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Dennis Reinhartz is professor emeritus of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he spent 35 five years as a professor of history and Russian. He has edited and contributed chapters to numerous academic books, including Mapping of Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwest Frontier and The Mapping of the American Southwest.

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