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Mapping the world : an illustrated history of cartography

Author: Ralph E Ehrenberg; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... A one-of-a-kind collection of cartographic treasures that spans thousands of years and many cultures, from an ancient Babylonian map of the world etched on clay to the latest high-tech maps of the earth, seas, and the skies above. With more than one hundred maps and other illustrations and an introduction and running commentary by Ralph E. Ehrenberg, this book tells a fascinating story of geographic discovery,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Atlases
History
Maps
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ehrenberg, Ralph E., 1937-
Mapping the world.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2006
(OCoLC)607706783
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph E Ehrenberg; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 0792265254 9780792265252
OCLC Number: 61108143
Description: 245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Emergence of mapping traditions --
Charting the age of discovery and exploration --
Maps for royalty, nobility, clergy, and merchant princes --
National surveys and thematic cartography --
Maps for everyone --
Satellite imaging, digital mapping, and virtual reality.
Responsibility: Ralph E. Ehrenberg.
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" ... A one-of-a-kind collection of cartographic treasures that spans thousands of years and many cultures, from an ancient Babylonian map of the world etched on clay to the latest high-tech maps of the earth, seas, and the skies above. With more than one hundred maps and other illustrations and an introduction and running commentary by Ralph E. Ehrenberg, this book tells a fascinating story of geographic discovery, scientific invention, and the art and technique of mapmaking."--Publishers description.

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