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300 stunning maps from all periods and from all around the world, exploring and revealing what maps tell us about history and ourselves. Map: Exploring the World brings together more than 300 fascinating maps from the birth of cartography to cutting-edge digital maps of the twenty-fist century. The book's unique arrangement, with the maps organized in complimentary or contrasting pairs, reveals how the history of our attempts to make flat representations of the world has been full of beauty, ingenuity and innovation. Selected by an international panel of curators, academics and collectors, the maps reflect the many reasons people make maps, such as to find their way, to assert ownership, to record human activity, to establish control, to encourage settlement, to plan military campaigns or to show political power. The selection includes the greatest names in cartography, such as James Cook, Gerard Mercator, Matthew Fontaine Maury and Phyllis Pearsall, as well as maps from indigenous cultures around the world, rarely seen maps from lesser'known cartographers, and maps of outstanding beauty and surprising individuality from the current generation of map makers.
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wonderful journey." -Aga Living "the fascinating progression of cartography." -Wanderlust "A fabulous book to put cartography where it belongs: on the map." -Tatler "A sumptuous meal for carto-philes." -Library Journal "collects some of the most significant examples throughout cartographic history" -The Independent "a stunning cartographic encyclopedia... draws connections between eras, places, and themes with each turn of the page" -TheAtlantic.com "A visual bonanza... This is a big, beautiful book of wonder" -Architectural Digest "An unprecedented collection of remarkable maps and tales of adventure, discovery and innovation." -Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer and Writer "It's a stunning book and would make a gift... I have to have this on my coffee table, it's imperative." -ABC Radio Nightlife "A celebration of cartography" -MentalFloss.com "Profound, whimsical, wondrous." -Hartford Courant