|Great maps : the world's masterpieces explored and explained|
|Pub. Location||New York||Publisher||DK Publishing|
|Date||2014||Phys. Desc.||256 p. : ill., maps (some color), ports ; 31 cm.|
|Location||Director's Office||Call Number||GA201.B746 2014|
|Great maps / Jerry Brotton.|
Jacket subtitle: "The world's masterpieces explored and explained"
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Classical maps 1500 BCE-1300 CE -- Discovery and travel 1300-1570 -- New directions and beliefs 1570-1750 -- Thematic maps 1750-1900 -- Modern mapping 1900 to present.
Traces human development and culture through cartography, from early rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology.
"...the stories behind 55 historical maps by analyzing graphic close-ups, Great Maps also profiles key cartographers and explorers to look why each map was commissioned, who it was for and how they influenced navigation, propaganda, power, art, and politics."