Great City Maps

Great City Maps

by Dorling KindersleyKindersley Dorling and DK

Hardback Publication Date: 01/09/2016

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"Step onto the streets of cities around the world, and understand the cultures and civilizations that created them with Great City Maps. This beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps. Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close up views of each city's most intriguing features. Great City Maps gives you more than just a bird's-eye-view, telling the tales behind the city from the hubs of ancient civilization to modern mega-cities. Follow the history of maps and their stories, with profiles of iconic cartographers and artists showing you who created each map, how, and why. Perfect for history, geography and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, Great City Maps is your window into the world's most fascinating cities."
ISBN:
9780241238981
9780241238981
Category:
Historical geography
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-09-2016
Publisher:
Dorling Kindersley
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
305x260x23mm
Weight:
1.64kg
Dorling Kindersley

Dorling Kindersley, also known as DK, is an international publishing company that specializes in illustrated reference books for all ages.

It was originally a book-packing company founded by Christopher Dorling and Peter Kindersley in 1974 before changing to being a publisher in 1982.

A distinct style of many DK books are illustrations and text on white backgrounds, starting with their first release being a First Aid Manual for the British voluntary medical services.

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