skip to content
Mapping the world : an illustrated history of cartography Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Mapping the world : an illustrated history of cartography

Author: Ralph E Ehrenberg; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This book highlights more than a hundred maps from every era and every part of the world. Organized chronologically, they display an astonishing variety of cartographic styles and techniques. They range from priceless artistic masterworks like the 1507 Waldseemuller world map, the first to use the name "America," to such practical artifacts as a Polynesian stick chart, a creation of bent twigs, seashells, and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph E Ehrenberg; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 0792265254 9780792265252
OCLC Number: 224523616
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. Emergence of mapping traditions --
Sect. 2. Charting the age of discovery and exploration --
Sect. 3. Maps for royalty, nobility, clergy, and merchant princes --
Sect. 4. National surveys and thematic cartography --
Sect. 5. Maps for everyone --
Sect. 6. Satellite imaging, digital mapping, and virtual reality.
Responsibility: Ralph E. Ehrenberg.
More information:

Abstract:

"This book highlights more than a hundred maps from every era and every part of the world. Organized chronologically, they display an astonishing variety of cartographic styles and techniques. They range from priceless artistic masterworks like the 1507 Waldseemuller world map, the first to use the name "America," to such practical artifacts as a Polynesian stick chart, a creation of bent twigs, seashells, and coconut palms that was nevertheless capable of guiding an outrigger canoe safely across thousands of miles of trackless and seemingly endless ocean. Some, like the portolans, or sea charts, of the Age of Discovery, were closely guarded state secrets that shaped the rise and fall of empires; others circulated widely and showed such fabled routes as the Silk Road across western Asia and the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails that opened up the American West."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/224523616> # Mapping the world : an illustrated history of cartography
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "224523616" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/815117594#Place/washington_d_c> ; # Washington, D.C.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/dcu> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85020520> ; # Cartography--History
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/848025> ; # Cartography
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/912.09/e22/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/158995319> ; # National Geographic Society (U.S.)
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/110834154> ; # Ralph E. Ehrenberg
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/110834154> ; # Ralph E. Ehrenberg
   schema:datePublished "2006" ;
   schema:description "Sect. 1. Emergence of mapping traditions -- Sect. 2. Charting the age of discovery and exploration -- Sect. 3. Maps for royalty, nobility, clergy, and merchant princes -- Sect. 4. National surveys and thematic cartography -- Sect. 5. Maps for everyone -- Sect. 6. Satellite imaging, digital mapping, and virtual reality."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/815117594> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Mapping the world : an illustrated history of cartography"@en ;
   schema:productID "224523616" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/224523616#PublicationEvent/washington_d_c_national_geographic_2006> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/815117594#Agent/national_geographic> ; # National Geographic
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/224523616#Review/-1453430740> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780792265252> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/224523616> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/815117594#Agent/national_geographic> # National Geographic
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "National Geographic" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/815117594#Place/washington_d_c> # Washington, D.C.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Washington, D.C." ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85020520> # Cartography--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cartography--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/848025> # Cartography
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cartography"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/110834154> # Ralph E. Ehrenberg
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1937" ;
   schema:familyName "Ehrenberg" ;
   schema:givenName "Ralph E." ;
   schema:name "Ralph E. Ehrenberg" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/158995319> # National Geographic Society (U.S.)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "National Geographic Society (U.S.)" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780792265252>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0792265254" ;
   schema:isbn "9780792265252" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/224523616#Review/-1453430740>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/224523616> ; # Mapping the world : an illustrated history of cartography
   schema:reviewBody ""This book highlights more than a hundred maps from every era and every part of the world. Organized chronologically, they display an astonishing variety of cartographic styles and techniques. They range from priceless artistic masterworks like the 1507 Waldseemuller world map, the first to use the name "America," to such practical artifacts as a Polynesian stick chart, a creation of bent twigs, seashells, and coconut palms that was nevertheless capable of guiding an outrigger canoe safely across thousands of miles of trackless and seemingly endless ocean. Some, like the portolans, or sea charts, of the Age of Discovery, were closely guarded state secrets that shaped the rise and fall of empires; others circulated widely and showed such fabled routes as the Silk Road across western Asia and the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails that opened up the American West."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.