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Fifty maps and the stories they tell

Author: Jerry Brotton; Nick Millea; Bodleian Library,
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From medieval maps to digital cartograms, this book features highlights from the Bodleian Library's extraordinary map collection together with rare artefacts and some stunning examples from twenty-first-century map-makers. Each map is accompanied by a narrative revealing the story behind how it came to be made and the significance of what it shows. The chronological arrangement highlights how cartography has evolved  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Brotton; Nick Millea; Bodleian Library,
ISBN: 1851245235 9781851245239
OCLC Number: 1057740436
Notes: Outgrowth of an exhibition entitled Talking Maps held at the Bodleian Library from July 5, 2019, to March 1, 2020. (Acknowledgements)
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Other Titles: 50 maps and the stories they tell
Responsibility: Jerry Brotton and Nick Millea.

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