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. 

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The World for a King

The World for a King

Pierre Desceliers' Map of 1550

Hardback192pp Illustrated274x357mm

9780712356183     Product Code: 225917

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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. 

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