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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; Johan Adolf Ekelöf; Clements R Markham, Sir
Publisher: Stockholm [Printed by P.A. Norstedt] 1889.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map, Book
All Authors / Contributors: A E Nordenskiöld; Johan Adolf Ekelöf; Clements R Markham, Sir
OCLC Number: 3270257
Notes: At head of title: A.E. Nordenskiöld.
Translation of Facsimile-atlas till kartografiens äldsta historia.
Description: 141 p., 51 double plates incl. 170 maps, diagrs. 52 cm.
Contents: The geographical atlas of Ptolemy.--Editions of Ptolemy's geography.--Pseudo-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: Translated from the Swedish original by Johan Adolf Ekelöf and Clements R. Markham.

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