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Strange Maps An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities

by Frank Jacobs

The Real World

Strange Maps An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780142005255
Publication date: 26/11/2009
Publisher: Viking Press Inc an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780142005255
Publication date: 26th November 2009
Author: Frank Jacobs
Publisher: Viking Press Inc an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 244 pages
Genres: The Real World,
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