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Strange Maps An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities

Strange Maps An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities

Author: Frank Jacobs Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2009

The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Joan Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Maior, completed in 1665. The original 11-volume Latin edition, containing 536 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Johannes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Spanning many centuries, all continents and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-colour illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world. Brimming with trivia, deadpan humour and idiosyncratic lore, Strange Maps is a fascinating tour of all things weird and wonderful in the world of cartography.

Other books by Frank Jacobs

MAD's Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs Five Decades of His Greatest Works

MAD's Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs Five Decades of His Greatest Works

Author: Frank Jacobs Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2015

For over fifty years Frank Jacobs has been one of MAD 's premiere writers, working with virtually every important MAD artist including Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Sergio Aragones, and Paul Coker. He has been responsible for almost all of MAD 's humorous verse and song parodies and appears in more than 300 issues with over 575 credits to his name, more than any other writer or artist. In the first installment of our new MAD's Greatest Writers series, Frank Jacobs personally selects highlights from his long and influential career. The book also includes an exclusive interview with Jacobs conducted by long-time MAD editor Nick Meglin, discussing the art of parodying verse, as well as a foreword by the multi-award winning musician, Weird Al Yankovic.

Hand Shadow Fun

Hand Shadow Fun

Author: Frank Jacobs Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/03/2015

Hand Shadow Fun

Hand Shadow Fun

Author: Frank Jacobs, Henry Bursill Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2015

Discover the age-old art of hand shadows! Children and adults around the world delight in hand shadows, and this little activity book shows how to perform the ancient art. Learn how to entertain friends and family with shadow pictures of a bird, bunny, elephant, and other figures. Detailed illustrations, accompanied by charming verses, depict the formation of 28 images using only hands and fingers.

Strange Maps An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities

Strange Maps An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities

Author: Frank Jacobs Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2009

The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Joan Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Maior, completed in 1665. The original 11-volume Latin edition, containing 536 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Johannes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Spanning many centuries, all continents and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-colour illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world. Brimming with trivia, deadpan humour and idiosyncratic lore, Strange Maps is a fascinating tour of all things weird and wonderful in the world of cartography.

Looney Limericks

Looney Limericks

Author: Frank Jacobs Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/1999

Fun with Hand Shadows

Fun with Hand Shadows

Author: Frank Jacobs, Henry Bursill Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/1996

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