Cartographia by Vincent Virga
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Cartographia
By Vincent Virga

Cartographia

Mapping Civilisations

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Cartographia by Vincent Virga

Book Description

CARTOGRAPHIA 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 Details

ISBN: 9780316997669
ISBN-10: 0316997668
Format: Hardback
(338mm x 263mm x 26mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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A landmark collection featuring rare and sensational images of the Civil War.

California: Mapping the Golden State Through History by Vincent Virga 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 by Vincent Virga Historic Maps and Views of New York, Paperback (June 2008)

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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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