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New found lands : maps in the history of exploration

Author: Peter Whitfield
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©1998.
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In this book Peter Whitfield concentrates on the intellectual context of exploration. How did explorers and their patrons understand their expanding world and their place in it? What were they really seeking, and how did they believe they could achieve it? How did they balance the known and the unknown in their minds? Historical maps are vitally important in answering these questions, and this book displays the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Whitfield
ISBN: 0415920264 9780415920261
OCLC Number: 38144335
Description: viii, 200 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: 1. Exploration in the Ancient World --
2. The Lure of the East, 1250-1550 --
3. The New World, 1490-1630 --
4. The Pacific and Australia, 1520-1800 --
5. The Continents Explored, 1500-1900 --
Exploration in the Modern World.
Responsibility: Peter Whitfield.
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Visually demonstrating the thoughts and knowledge of the explorers, "New Found Lands" focuses on the maps that early travelers themselves used. The maps serve as evocative and poignant reminders of  Read more...

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