The Image of the World

The Image of the World : An Interactive Exploration of Ten Historic World Maps

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This dual-format CD-ROM allows the user to explore how the image of the world has changed, from Ptolemy's geographical theories to today's satellite views, via ten great maps revealed in close-up detail. Audio and text commentaries accompany over 60 colour images, all of which may be saved and printed. The maps featured, all of which are from the British Library's cartographic collections, are: Psalter mappa mundi, c. 1250; Ptolemy's world map, 1482; Henricus Martellus' world map, c. 1490; Peter Apian world map, 1530; Pierre Descaliers world map, 1550; Frederick de Wit world map, 1668; British atlas map, 1787; world religions and civilizations, 1822; British Empire map, 1886; and satellite mosaic map, 1994. Publication of this work coincides with the opening of the British Library exhibition, "The Earth and the Heavens: The Art of the Mapmaker"show more

Product details

  • CD-ROM
  • The British Library Publishing Division
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 60 colour images
  • 0712304053
  • 9780712304054

Table of contents

Psalter mappa mundi, c. 1250; Ptolemy's world map, 1482; Henricus Martellus' world map, c. 1490; Peter Apian world map, 1530; Pierre Descaliers world map, 1550; Frederick de Wit world map, 1668; British atlas map, 1787; world religions and civilizations, 1822; British Empire map, 1886; and satellite mosaic map, 1994.show more