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The Times atlas of world exploration : 3,000 years of exploring, explorers, and mapmaking

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto; K N Chaudhuri; Times Books (Firm)
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A region-by-region look at the progress of world exploration recreates the process of discovery by illustrating successive visions of the world over the centuries--from 1200 B.C. to the mapping of Antarctica in 1970.
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe Fernández-Armesto; K N Chaudhuri; Times Books (Firm)
ISBN: 0062700324 9780062700322
OCLC Number: 23180294
Notes: Includes index and glossaries.
Description: 1 atlas (286 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 37 cm
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ.
Contents: World exploration by the 15th century --
The Central Atlantic and the Caribbean --
West Africa and the South Atlantic --
The North Atlantic --
North America --
South America --
The Indian Ocean --
Asia: overland and northern routes --
The Pacific --
Africa from the 18th century --
Asia: the environment conquered --
Last horizons.
Other Titles: Atlas of world exploration.
Responsibility: edited by Felipe Fernández-Armesto ; consultant editors, Kirti Chaudhuri [and others].

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A region-by-region look at the progress of world exploration recreates the process of discovery by illustrating successive visions of the world over the centuries--from 1200 B.C. to the mapping of Antarctica in 1970.

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