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The curious map book / Ashley Baynton-Williams.
Baynton-Williams, Ashley.
The curious map book / Ashley Baynton-Williams.
London : British Library, 2015.
Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Reference Library
GA108.7 .B39 2015B (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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"With The Curious Map Book, Ashley Baynton-Williams gathers an amazing, chronologically ordered variety of cartographic gems mainly from the vast collection of the British Library. he has unearthed a wide array of the whimsical and fantastic, from naps of board games to political ones, maps of the Holy Land to maps of the human soul. In his illuminating introduction, Baynton-Williams also identifies and expounds upon key themes of map production, peculiar styles, and the commerce and collection of unique maps. This incredible volume offers a wealth of gorgeous illustrations for anyone who is cartographically curious."--Publisher's description.
The curious maps -- The dawn of mapmaking (to 1594) -- Early published maps (1598-1760) -- Commercial cartography and education (1760-1850) -- The Victorian era and growth of the mass market (1850) -- Cartobibliographical details.
Subject Terms:
British Library.
Cartography -- Miscellanea.
Maps -- Miscellanea.