The World for a King
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One of the greatest treasures in the British Library is the world map made by the Norman cartographer Pierre Desceliers for Henri II. This magnificent volume from the author of Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps reproduces the entire map in 42 actual-size sections. The accompanying commentary puts the map in its historical context; analyses its many illustrations of people, animals and cities; and translates its descriptive texts. A reduced-size removable reproduction of the whole map is included.