The Art of the Map

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 241.3 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,133.98g
  • Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • STERLING
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour throughout, includes illustrations
  • 1402765924
  • 9781402765926
  • 271,544

About Dennis Reinhartz

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.show more