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    Great Maps (Dk Smithsonian) (Hardback) By (author) Lecturer in English Royal Holloway Jerry Brotton

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    DescriptionThe world's finest maps explored and explained. From Ptolemy's world map to the Hereford's Mappa Mundi, through Mercator's map of the world to the latest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, "Great Maps" provides a fascinating overview of cartography through the ages. Revealing the stories behind 55 historical maps by analyzing graphic close-ups, "Great Maps" also profiles key cartographers and explorers to look why each map was commissioned, who it was for and how they influenced navigation, propaganda, power, art, and politics.


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    Title
    Great Maps
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lecturer in English Royal Holloway Jerry Brotton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 257 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,656 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781465424631
    ISBN 10: 1465424636
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    BIC subject category V2: RGV
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A19300000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC048000
    DC22: 912.09
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, RGV
    LC classification: GA201 .B747 2014
    Publisher
    DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
    Imprint name
    DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
    Publication date
    18 August 2014
    Author Information
    Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary College, University of London. He is the author of "Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World" and "A History of the World in Twelve Maps."