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The world for a king : Pierre Desceliers' map of 1550

Author: Chet Van Duzer
Publisher: London : British Library, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mapmaking has always been a serious business, whether surveying property limits, marking international boundaries or plotting lines of travel. Yet cartographers of all periods had a sense of humour, and mapmakers often used their artistic talents to create maps not for strictly geographical purposes but for the pleasure and entertainment of others. In this book, an expert cartographic researcher uncovers 100  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Binding)
Early works
History
Maps
Cartes
Facsimiles
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Pierre Desceliers; Pierre Desceliers; Pierre Desceliers
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chet Van Duzer
ISBN: 9780712356183 0712356185
OCLC Number: 917360949
Language Note: Map in French, text in English.
Notes: Includes reproduction of the 1550 mappemonde by Desceliers in back pocket.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 x 37 cm + 1 map (72 x 113 cm)
Contents: The cartographic background --
Dieppe and the Norman tradition of cartography --
Henry II and his interest In maps and geography --
Pierre Desceliers and his works --
The Morgan Library Atlas --
The 1546 Map --
The 1553 Map --
The 1550 Map --
The southern continent on Norman maps --
The influence of the Norman maps --
Facsimile with commentaries.
Responsibility: Chet Van Duzer.
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This lavishly produced new study features a full-scale colour reproduction and commentary on one of the British Library's greatest treasures, the manuscript world map of 1550 produced by Pierre  Read more...

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