Imagined Corners

Imagined Corners : Exploring the World's First Atlas

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Published in Antwerp in 1570, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" did something no previous book had done: here was the world in all its component parts, the chance to see out planet as a place of staggering variety and ultimate unity. The world's first-ever atlas was the brain-child of Abraham Ortelius; it reflected the great vitality of the era, the prevailing zest for exploration and discovery and the linked activities of commerce and map-making. It was a work born of collaborative friendships: Ortelius' circle included two key figures of the age - printer Christophe Plantin and geographer Gerard Mercator. and brings vividly to life the Antwerp that produced Ortelius and his momentous work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 196 x 248 x 32mm | 1,401.61g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 colour illustrations
  • 0747230404
  • 9780747230403

About Paul Binding

Paul Binding is a novelist, critic, poet and cultural historian. He studied English Literature at Oxford University and is Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College, Oxford. He reviews regularly, especially for the Independent on Sunday and Times Literary Supplement.
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