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Maps That Changed The World

John O. E. Clark

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  • A stunning compilation of the most important, dramatic, beautiful and inspirational maps. This book includes over 200 stunning images.

  • Maps include cartographic milestones from the age of exploration, maps that claimed territory, propaganda maps and mythological maps.

  • Features a wide range of historic military maps, including battle maps, strategy maps and escape maps.
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    An ancient Chinese proverb suggests, “They are wise parents who give their children roots and wings – and a map.” Maps That Changed the World features some of the world's most famous maps, stretching back to a time when cartography was in its infancy and the 'edge of the world' was a barrier to exploration. The book includes details of how Lewis and Clark helped map the American West, how the British mapped India and Australia. There are the beautifully engraved Dutch maps of the 16th century, the sinister Utopian maps of the Nazis, the maps that presaged brilliant military campaigns, charted the geology of a nation or divided a continent up between its European conquerors. Organised by theme, the book shows the evolution of map-making from all corners of the globe. The introduction is written by acclaimed cartographic historian Jeremy Black.

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    Imprint Batsford
    ISBN 9781849942973
    Publication Date 11 Feb 2016
    Format Hardback
    Dimensions (246 x 189)
    Page Extent 256
    Illustrations 200+ colour illustrations
    View Inside Pages Not Yet Available
    Author John O. E. Clark
    About the Author

    John O. E. Clark is an author, encyclopedist, and publisher. His scientific background naturally leads to an interest in the cartographic breakthroughs of such figures as Edmond Halley, Alexander von Humboldt, and William Smith. Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the School of Historical, Political and Sociological Studies, Exeter University, England. His academic areas of expertise are post-1500 military history, 18th-century British history, international relations, and cartographic history. Among his many books are Maps and History: Constructing Images of the Past (Yale University Press, 1997) and Maps and Politics (University of Chicago Press, 1997).

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