Historical and Curious Maps

Historical and Curious Maps

Mixed media product Agile Rabbit Editions Language: English / French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish

By (author) Pepin Press

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  • Publisher: Agile Rabbit
  • Format: Mixed media product | 128 pages
  • Language: English / French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish
  • Dimensions: 278mm x 280mm x 12mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Amsterdam
  • ISBN 10: 9057680513
  • ISBN 13: 9789057680519
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 228,537

Product description

The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical and Curious Maps contains a collection of amazing and beautifully-made maps that have been chosen for their visual impact and rarity. The selection is of great diversity in appearance and meaning; there are comparative overviews of the length of rivers and the height of mountains, nautical charts, medieval city plans, and maps from pre-historical times. Also included are images of how Europeans perceived the world to look like many centuries ago, highly detailed bird's-eye maps from Japan, and archaic, captivating charts made by Native Americans and Australian Aboriginals. Furthermore, there are a number of very extraordinary maps with a double meaning.

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