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The Mapmakers' World

A Cultural History of the European World Map

Marjo T Nurminen

From medieval Christian mappa mundi to the Mercator projection of Van Keulen’s World Map (1682), this study of how Europeans depicted the world explores the changing purpose of maps, who used them and how they were made over a period of 1,000 years. Marjo Nurminen de-codes the visual metaphors and reveals the cultural information embedded in maps, portolan charts, nautical maps and globes, with commentary on over 200 examples. Slightly off-mint.

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  • Publisher: Pool of London
  • Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 348pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 337x245mm
  • ISBN: 9781910860007
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 2.6kg
Product code:
513460
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