Peter Whitfield - The Image of The World (20 Centuries of World Maps) (2nd Hand Hardback)
From the classic Greek origins of the world map, through the elaborately decorated manuscript maps and printed maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which are works of art in themselves, to modern scientific maps showing the ocean floor, Peter Whitfield examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples.
He discusses each map in relation to the religious, political, social or economic climates in which they were produced and considers what these maps reveal about the perceptions of their makers.
- Format : Large 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
- Published : 1997
- ISBN : 9780712303385
- SKU : B000535
- PPC : SP850gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Maps are my thing. This amazingly assembled collection tells so much more about the evolving perceptions of how humans perceived and found ways to document their concepts of the world around them." - Amazon Review.
Peter Whitfield is an historian and a poet. His books include A Universe of Books: Readings in World Literature and Landmarks in Western Science, New Found Lands - Maps in the History of Exploration. He is a keen cyclist and has written books on his sport.