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Great City Maps

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241287392
Genre : Reference
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Step onto the streets of cities around the world, and understand the cultures and civilizations that created them with Great City Maps. This beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps. Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close up views of each city's most intriguing features. Great City Maps gives you more than just a bird's-eye-view, telling the tales behind the city from the hubs of ancient civilization to modern mega-cities. Follow the history of maps and their stories, with profiles of iconic cartographers and artists showing you who created each map, how, and why. Perfect for history, geography and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, Great City Maps is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.

Saint Louis The Future Great City Of The World

Author : L. U. Reavis
ISBN : HARVARD:32044050781731
Genre : Saint Louis (Mo.)
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Maps And Travel In The Middle Ages And The Early Modern Period

Author : Ingrid Baumgärtner
ISBN : 9783110587418
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The volume discusses the world as it was known in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, focusing on projects concerned with mapping as a conceptual and artistic practice, with visual representations of space, and with destinations of real and fictive travel. Maps were often taken as straightforward, objective configurations. However, they expose deeply subjective frameworks with social, political, and economic significance. Travel narratives, whether illustrated or not, can address similar frameworks. Whereas travelled space is often adventurous, and speaking of hardship, strange encounters and danger, city portraits tell a tale of civilized life and civic pride. The book seeks to address the multiple ways in which maps and travel literature conceive of the world, communicate a 'Weltbild', depict space, and/or define knowledge. The volume challenges academic boundaries in the study of cartography by exploring the links between mapmaking and artistic practices. The contributions discuss individual mapmakers, authors of travelogues, mapmaking as an artistic practice, the relationship between travel literature and mapmaking, illustration in travel literature, and imagination in depictions of newly explored worlds.

Great City Parks

Author : Alan Tate
ISBN : 9781135159436
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 42. 3 MB
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Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of twenty significant public parks in fourteen major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on unique research including extensive site visits and interviews with the managing organisations, this book is illustrated throughout with clear plans and professional photographs for each park. This book reflects a belief that well-planned, well-designed and well-managed parks remain invaluable components of liveable and hospitable cities.

Europe Is Two Volumes With Sixty Eight Maps Sanson S Tables C

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ISBN : ONB:+Z181781301
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The Maps Of Seven And The Trinket Of Iris

Author : Eli Reed
ISBN : 9781490707594
Genre : Fiction
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There is no turning back now. The path has already begun to take young Klever to his destiny, and his twin sister Orri awaits him, for she will cross the veil soon. He must get to her before that late hour, for they must be beside each other or their connection will be lost and the serum will be useless. Klever must use the maps to trek to his destination with his loyal companions surrounding him, but the journey will challenge them all. Treachery sneaks upon them, and the night beckons them to give in and let the cunning one take what has never rightfully been hers. The night star of Enubis misguides them, and should they not watch their footing, they will all fall prey to her dastardly plans. The great white owl directs her young apprentice, for one day, perhaps soon, she will take up her seat in the new age. All of them must stay alert and ever on guard.

The General Gazetteer Embellished With Nine Maps The Fourth Edition Improved With Additions And Corrections By Alex Bisset A M

Author : Richard BROOKES (M.D.)
ISBN : BL:A0019089902
Genre : Gazetteers
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Purchas His Pilgrimes

Author : Samuel Purchas
ISBN : BSB:BSB10868595
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Maps Their Untold Stories

Author : Rose Mitchell
ISBN : 9781408189696
Genre : Reference
File Size : 73. 63 MB
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A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time - fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in the world. This magnificent collection, drawn from seven centuries of maps held in the National Archives at Kew, looks at a variety of maps, from those found in 14th Century manuscripts, through early estate maps, to sea charts, maps used in military campaigns, and maps from treaties. The text explores who the mapmakers were, the purposes for which the maps were made, and what it tells us about the politics of the time. Great images are accompanied by compelling stories. Featured is a woodcut map of 16th Century London, a map of where the bombs fell during the Second World War, and a map the first American settlers' drew when they were attempting to establish a new empire on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina. Richly illustrated with large scale reproductions of the maps, the book also includes some of the more amusing or esoteric maps from the National Archives, such as the map of the Great Exhibition in 1851 that was presented on a lady's glove, a London Underground map in the form of a cucumber, and a Treasure Island map used to advertise National Savings. This is a fascinating and unusual journey through the world of maps and mapmakers.

Great Maps

Author : Jerry Brotton
ISBN : 9780241186756
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 77. 40 MB
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Great Maps takes a close look at the history of maps, from ancient maps such as medieval mappae mundi to Google Earth. Why do we put north at the top of maps? Which maps show us the way to Heaven, and which show the "land of no sunshine" or the land of "people with no bowels"? In Great Maps, author and historian Jerry Brotton tells the hidden story behind more than 60 of the most significant maps from around the world, picking out key features, stories, and techniques in rich visual detail to reveal the inner meaning buried within the landscape. Maps are not just geographical data: they reflect a particular ideological, historical, or cultural context. Providing a unique insight into how mapmakers have used maps to shape and depict their world view, this beautifully illustrated book traces the development of human development and culture through its maps. From the earliest rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology, from ancient medieval mappae mundi to the first road atlas, Great Maps explores in stunning photographic detail how maps have influenced and reflected our world throughout history.

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