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The fourth part of the world : the race to the ends of the earth, and the epic story of the map that gave America its name

Author: Toby Lester
Publisher: London : Profile, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1901, Josef Fischer accidentally discovered the Waldseemuller Map of 1507 - the first map to depict the world largely as we know it. This book tells the story of the voyagers and thinkers who  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Named Person: Martin Waldseemüller; Martin Waldseemüller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Lester
ISBN: 9781861978035 1861978030
OCLC Number: 369143731
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 462 pages [8] pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Toby Lester.

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'What distinguishes civilized people from barbarians? It's the map of the world they have in their minds. A barbarian's map marks the spot of just a few things: herds of sheep to steal, convenience Read more...

 
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