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    DescriptionFrom the classic Greek origins of the world map, through the elaborately decorated manuscript maps and printed maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which are works of art in themselves, to modern scientific maps showing the ocean floor, Peter Whitfield examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples. He discusses each map in relation to the religious, political, social or economic climates in which they were produced and considers what these maps reveal about the perceptions of their makers.

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    The Image of the World
    20 Centuries of World Maps
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Whitfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 262 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    ISBN 13: 9780712350891
    ISBN 10: 0712350896

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTRM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP, RGV
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: HBJQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP1, HBJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 526
    B&T Approval Code: A19300000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC048000
    LC classification: GA
    DC22: 912.09
    Illustrations note
    70 colour illustrations
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    15 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Whitfield is a historian, critic and poet. He was formerly the director of Stanfords International Map Centre in London and now runs the publishing company Wychwood Editions