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The Resource Cartographia : mapping civilizations, Vincent Virga and the Library of Congress ; introduction by Ronald E. Grim ; afterword by James H. Billington

Cartographia : mapping civilizations, Vincent Virga and the Library of Congress ; introduction by Ronald E. Grim ; afterword by James H. Billington

Label
Cartographia : mapping civilizations
Title
Cartographia
Title remainder
mapping civilizations
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Virga and the Library of Congress ; introduction by Ronald E. Grim ; afterword by James H. Billington
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A richly illustrated exploration of maps and mapmaking, Cartographia celebrates the work of those who have mapped the world from the dawn of civilization to the present. In a text that journeys beyond the basic geographical facts, each map becomes a visual record of human endeavor-ofdiverse cultural, social, and economic landscapes - and each has a tale of wonder to tell. These maps, in their amazingly various forms, are models of time, diaries of intrigue, and illuminating works of art. Together they provide a unique vision of how the world and our understanding of it have changed over the past several centuries." "More than 200 maps, selected from the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress - the largest cartographic collection in the world - are reproduced in this sumptuous volume. Some of the rarest and most spectacular maps ever made are featured here, including: the Waldseemuller Map of the World from 1507, the first to include the designation "America"; pages from Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of1570, considered the first modern atlas; rare maps from Africa, Asia, and Oceania that challenge traditional Western perspectives; William Faulkner's hand-drawn 1936 map of the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi; and a 2001 map of the human genome." "With their accompanying stories, the vivid color plates in Cartographia introduce the reader to an exciting new way of reading maps as travelogues - as living histories from the earliest imaginings about planet Earth to our current attempts at charting cyberspace, the latest of our "last frontiers.""--BOOK JACKET
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303544
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Virga, Vincent
Dewey number
912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Library of Congress
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  • Library of Congress
  • Cartography
  • Cartography
Label
Cartographia : mapping civilizations, Vincent Virga and the Library of Congress ; introduction by Ronald E. Grim ; afterword by James H. Billington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-258) and index
Contents
Introduction: Theater of the World -- The Mediterranean World -- The Babylonians -- The Enyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic World -- The Holy Land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- The Three-Part World -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- The Fourth Part: The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- The Fifth Part: Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue: the unseen cultural world
Control code
000040690692
Dimensions
34 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
266 p.
Isbn
9780821257579
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.)
Label
Cartographia : mapping civilizations, Vincent Virga and the Library of Congress ; introduction by Ronald E. Grim ; afterword by James H. Billington
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-258) and index
Contents
Introduction: Theater of the World -- The Mediterranean World -- The Babylonians -- The Enyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic World -- The Holy Land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- The Three-Part World -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- The Fourth Part: The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- The Fifth Part: Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue: the unseen cultural world
Control code
000040690692
Dimensions
34 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
266 p.
Isbn
9780821257579
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.)

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