Map: Exploring the World

Phaidon

ABOUT THE BOOK

A compelling exploration of the ways that humans have mapped the world throughout history - now in a compact new edition

Map: Exploring the World brings together more than 250 fascinating examples of maps from the birth of cartography to today's cutting-edge digital maps and reflects the many reasons people make maps - to find their way, to assert ownership, to encourage settlement, or to show political power. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, it features maps by the greatest names in cartography and lesser-known creators, as well as rare maps from indigenous cultures around the world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

John W. Hessler is a Specialist in Computational Geography and Geographic Information Science at the Library of Congress. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London, he is the author of more than 100 books and articles.

Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations
ISBN: 9781838660642

$39.95