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    DescriptionDisplay maps have had a significant impact throughout history, yet since extremely few have survived this has not always been fully appreciated. These often magnificent maps, expressing an enormous variety of differing world views, used size and beauty to convey messages of status and power. This book takes the best surviving examples to re-establish manuscript, painted and mural maps as a major cultural medium particularly in early modern Europe by illustrating the settings in which they were displayed and discussing the background and purpose of individual examples. Sourced from one of the greatest map collections in the world, many of these visual delights will be completely new even to experts.

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    Magnificent Maps
    Power, Propaganda and Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Barber, By (author) Tom Harper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 230 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    ISBN 13: 9780712350938
    ISBN 10: 0712350934

    B&T Book Type: NF
    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
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
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    BIC subject category V2: HBTP1
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    B&T Approval Code: A19620000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000, ART050000
    B&T Approval Code: A19300000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC048000
    DC22: 912.09
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 704.949912, 912.074/421
    LC classification: GA190 .B37 2010
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    Thema V1.0: AGC, TBX, NHTP, RGV
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    80 colour illustrations
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    15 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Barber is Head of Map Collections at the British Library and author of many books including The Map Book (2005). Tom Harper is curator of Antiquarian Mapping at the British Library.