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Cartographia : mapping civilizations / Vincent Virga and the Library of Congress ; introduction by Ronald E. Grim ; afterword by James H. Billington.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2007.Edition: First editionDescription: 266 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly col.) ; 34 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780316997669 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0316997668 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 912 22
LOC classification:
  • GA203 .V57 2007
Online resources:
Contents:
Introduction : Theater of the world -- Prologue -- [pt. 1]. The Mediterranean world -- The Babylonians -- The Egyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic world -- The Holy land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- [pt. 2]. The three-part world -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- [pt. 3]. The fourth part : The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- [pt. 4]. The fifth part : Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue : The unseen cultural world -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Cartobibliography -- Index.
The Mediterranean World -- The Babylonians -- The Enyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic World -- The Holy Land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- The Three-Part World -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- The Fourth Part: The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- The Fifth Part: Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue: the unseen cultural world.
Introduction: Theater of the World -- The Mediterranean World -- The Babylonians -- The Enyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic World -- The Holy Land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- The Three-Part World -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- The Fourth Part: The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- The Fifth Part: Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue: the unseen cultural world.
Introduction: Theater of the World -- The Mediterranean World -- The Babylonians -- The Egyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic World -- The Holy Land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- The Three-Part World -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- The Fourth Part: The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- The Fifth Part: Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue: the unseen cultural world.
Review: "A richly illustrated exploration of maps and mapmaking, Cartographia celebrates the work of those who have mapped the world from the dawn of civilization to the present. In a text that journeys beyond the basic geographical facts, each map becomes a visual record of human endeavor-of diverse cultural, social, and economic landscapes - and each has a tale of wonder to tell. These maps, in their amazingly various forms, are models of time, diaries of intrigue, and illuminating works of art. Together they provide a unique vision of how the world and our understanding of it have changed over the past several centuries." "More than 200 maps, selected from the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress - the largest cartographic collection in the world - are reproduced in this sumptuous volume. Some of the rarest and most spectacular maps ever made are featured here, including: the Waldseemuller Map of the World from 1507, the first to include the designation "America"; pages from Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of1570, 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 a 2001 map of the human genome." "With their accompanying stories, the vivid color plates in Cartographia introduce the reader to an exciting new way of reading maps as travelogues - as living histories from the earliest imaginings about planet Earth to our current attempts at charting cyberspace, the latest of our "last frontiers.""--BOOK JACKET.
Holdings
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Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library Oversize (Non-fiction) Oversize (Non-fiction) 912 VIR 1 Available T00462539
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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. In an oversized format, with gorgeous four-color reproductions throughout, Catrographia will appeal to collectors, historians, and anyone looking for a perfect gift.

Reprinted 2008.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-258) and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 255-258) and index.

Introduction : Theater of the world -- Prologue -- [pt. 1]. The Mediterranean world -- The Babylonians -- The Egyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic world -- The Holy land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- [pt. 2]. The three-part world -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- [pt. 3]. The fourth part : The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- [pt. 4]. The fifth part : Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue : The unseen cultural world -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Cartobibliography -- Index.

The Mediterranean World -- The Babylonians -- The Enyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic World -- The Holy Land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- The Three-Part World -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- The Fourth Part: The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- The Fifth Part: Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue: the unseen cultural world.

Introduction: Theater of the World -- The Mediterranean World -- The Babylonians -- The Enyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic World -- The Holy Land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- The Three-Part World -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- The Fourth Part: The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- The Fifth Part: Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue: the unseen cultural world.

Introduction: Theater of the World -- The Mediterranean World -- The Babylonians -- The Egyptians -- The Greeks -- The Etruscans -- The Romans -- The Islamic World -- The Holy Land -- The Mediterranean Sea -- The Three-Part World -- Asia -- Africa -- Europe -- The Fourth Part: The Americas -- Latin America -- Anglo America -- The Fifth Part: Oceania and Antarctica -- Oceania -- Antarctica -- Epilogue: the unseen cultural world.

"A richly illustrated exploration of maps and mapmaking, Cartographia celebrates the work of those who have mapped the world from the dawn of civilization to the present. In a text that journeys beyond the basic geographical facts, each map becomes a visual record of human endeavor-of diverse cultural, social, and economic landscapes - and each has a tale of wonder to tell. These maps, in their amazingly various forms, are models of time, diaries of intrigue, and illuminating works of art. Together they provide a unique vision of how the world and our understanding of it have changed over the past several centuries." "More than 200 maps, selected from the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress - the largest cartographic collection in the world - are reproduced in this sumptuous volume. Some of the rarest and most spectacular maps ever made are featured here, including: the Waldseemuller Map of the World from 1507, the first to include the designation "America"; pages from Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of1570, 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 a 2001 map of the human genome." "With their accompanying stories, the vivid color plates in Cartographia introduce the reader to an exciting new way of reading maps as travelogues - as living histories from the earliest imaginings about planet Earth to our current attempts at charting cyberspace, the latest of our "last frontiers.""--BOOK JACKET.

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