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Cartographia : mapping civilizations

Author: Vincent Virga; Library of Congress.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of over two hundred maps, including pages from "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" and the human genome map, which provides information on the history of cartography as well as background information about the cultural, social, and economic conditions of the time in which the maps were drawn.
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Genre/Form: Early maps
History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Virga; Library of Congress.
ISBN: 9780316997669 0316997668 0821257579 9780821257579
OCLC Number: 163616576
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Ill. on frontispiece.
Description: 266 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 35 cm
Contents: Introduction : Theater of the world --
Prologue --
[pt. 1]. The Mediterranean world --
The Babylonians --
The Egyptians --
The Greeks --
The Etruscans --
The Romans --
The Islamic world --
The Hold land --
The Mediterranean Sea --
[pt. 2]. The three-part world --
Asia --
Africa --
Europe --
[pt. 3]. The fourth part : The Americas --
Latin America --
Anglo America --
[pt. 4]. The fifth part : Oceania and Antarctica --
Oceania --
Antarctica --
Epilogue : The unseen cultural world --
Afterword --
Acknowledgments --
Cartobibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Vincent Virga and the Library of Congress ; introduction by Ronald E. Grim ; afterword by James H. Billington.
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