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Cartographia by Vincent Virga
Book DescriptionCARTOGRAPHIA offers a stunning array of 200 of the most beautiful, important and fascinating maps in existence, from the world's largest cartographic collection, at the Library of Congress. These maps show how our idea of the world has shifted and grown over time, and each map tells its own unique story about nations, politics and ambitions. The chosen images, with their accompanying stories, introduce the reader to an exciting new way of 'reading' maps as travelogues - living history from the earliest of man's imaginings about planet earth to our current attempts at charting cyberspace. Among the rare gems included in the book are the Waldseemuller Map of the World from 1507, the first to include the designation 'America'; pages from the Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570, 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 even a map of the Human Genome.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316997669
(338mm x 263mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vincent Virga
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A landmark collection featuring rare and sensational images of the Civil War.
Virginia: Mapping the Old Dominion State Through History, Hardback (October 2009)
Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the collections of the Library of Congress, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Virginia for residents, former residents, and visitors.
California: Mapping the Golden State Through History, Hardback (October 2009)
Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of California from the collections of the Library of Congress, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on Golden State history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of state history for residents, former residents, and visitors.
Historic Maps and Views of New York, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Vincent Virga
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Author Biography - Vincent Virga
Vincent Virga is the author of EYES OF THE NATION: A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, which was a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club.
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