The British Library Magnificent Maps Puzzle Book

The British Library Magnificent Maps Puzzle Book

by Philip Parker

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2020

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The British Library has one of the largest and most impressive cartographic collections in the world, including manuscript maps and atlases, administrative records and plans, large-scale surveys, and digital maps. From this rich resource, 100 fascinating examples ranging from world and city maps, celestial and sea charts, literary and statistical maps, curiosities and fake maps have been selected as the basis for this puzzle book. Each map is faithfully reproduced with a description of its creation and use, followed by details showing areas of particular interest. Readers are asked to scrutinize the maps to answer a series of historical and geographical questions, all the while enjoying new perspectives on the world we live in provided by our eclectic and extensive archive.
ISBN:
9780712352994
9780712352994
Category:
Geography
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2020
Publisher:
British Library Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
216x413mm
Philip Parker

Philip Parker was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He has travelled widely including the whole length of the Roman frontier and large parts of the Viking World. He is the author of The Empire Stops Here: A Journey Along the Frontiers of the Roman World, published by Jonathan Cape in 2009.

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