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Facsimile-atlas to the early history of cartography with reproductions of the most important maps printed in the XV and XVI centuries

Author: A E Nordenskiöld
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications [1973]
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Facsimiles
History
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: A E Nordenskiöld
ISBN: 0486229645 9780486229645
OCLC Number: 959764
Description: x, 141 p. 51 plates, maps. 41 cm.
Contents: The geogrpahical atlas of Ptolemy --
Editions of Ptolemy's geography --
Pseuo-editions of Ptolemy: Ptolemy's errors and merits --
Ancient, not Ptolemaic maps --
Extension of Ptolemy's Oikumene towards the north and north-west --
The first maps of the New World, and of the newly discovered parts of Africa and Asia --
Terrestrial globes from the 15th and the first part of the 16th century --
Map-projections --
The end of the early period of cartography, 1520-1550 --
The transition to, and the beginning of the modern period: Jacopo Gastaldi, Philip Apianus, Abraham Ortelius, Gerard Mercator.
Responsibility: [by] A.E. Nordenskiöld. Translated from the Swedish original by Johan Adolf Ekelöf and Clements R. Markham. With a new introd. by J.B. Post.

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