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Strange maps : an atlas of cartographic curiosities

Author: Frank Jacobs
Publisher: New York : Viking Studio, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Spanning many centuries, all continents and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this unique book of maps combines beautiful full-color illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary, resulting in an illustrated guide to just about everything. Brimming with trivia, deadpan humor and idiosyncratic lore, Strange Maps is a fascinating tour of all things weird and wonderful in the world of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Atlases
History
Miscellanea
Miscellanea Maps
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Jacobs
ISBN: 9780142005255 0142005258
OCLC Number: 311984047
Description: 1 atlas (xii, 244 pages) : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 24 x 28 cm
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ.
Contents: Cartographic misconceptions --
Literary creations --
Artography --
Zoomorphic maps --
(Political) parody --
Maps as propaganda --
Obscure proposals --
Ephemeral states --
Strange borders --
Exclaves and enclaves --
A matter of perspective --
Iconic Manhattan --
Linguistic cartography --
Based on the underground --
Fantastic maps --
Cartograms and other data maps --
Maps from outer space --
Watchamacallit.
Responsibility: Frank Jacobs.

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