The Resource The map makers

The map makers

Label
The map makers
Title
The map makers
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Map Makers is a three-part television documentary series presenting key moments in the history of map-making. Maps are a riveting way to trace our understanding of our world -- and they should present a rich mix of scholarly research and outright adventure as mankind sought to delineate his surroundings. There are three episodes, the first is: The Waldseemuller Map 1507, which traces through map history the discovery and the naming of America, and why Vespucci Amerigo got the naming honours to the Now World, rather than Christopher Columbus. Next up is The Mercator Atlas, which focuses on a rare volume prepared by Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator in the 16th Century, which was prepared from information supplied by a network of French spies in the English court, and which could have been used to pave the way for an invasion of Britain. Finally, we rush into the 20th Century with The D-Day Invasion Maps, which looks at how Underground intelligence sources within the French Resistance, and British agents, gathered together at huge personal risk the vital intelligence needed to make the invasion of Normandy -- and the end of Nazi rule of Europe -- possible
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Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced and directed by Ali McGrath and Stuart Clarke
Intended audience
Censorship classification : G
PerformerNote
Narrator: Stephen Rashbrook
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  • Clarke, Stuart
  • Rashbrook, Stephen
  • McGrath, Ali
Runtime
150
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  • Mercator, Gerhard
  • Cartography
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cartography
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The map makers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Wild Dream Films production for S4C International in association with the History Channel, ZDF Enterprises and SBS-TV Australia"
Contents
Episode 1. The Walkseemuller map 1507 -- Episode 2. The Mercator atlas -- Episode 3. The D-Day invasion maps
Control code
000052214651
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (150 min.)
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
R-111903-9
System details
DVD, region encoded 4, PAL format
Label
The map makers
Publication
Note
"A Wild Dream Films production for S4C International in association with the History Channel, ZDF Enterprises and SBS-TV Australia"
Contents
Episode 1. The Walkseemuller map 1507 -- Episode 2. The Mercator atlas -- Episode 3. The D-Day invasion maps
Control code
000052214651
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (150 min.)
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
R-111903-9
System details
DVD, region encoded 4, PAL format

Library Locations

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