304 pages,
sized 31x23,5
250 colour illustration


ISBN 88-86251-33-5

Prezzo: 90,00

Alla scoperta del mondo
The art of Cartography from Ptolemy to Mercator

Il Bulino, Modena 2001


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304 pages, sized 31x23,5, 250 colour illustration

The history of cartography reviewed in its great stages, from the first written accounts to the birth of scientific geography - a fascinating journey through representations of the world, from Ptolemy to Marco Polo, from navigational maps to Mercator, Ortels and Blaeu. A story that continues the study of Cantino’s map (vol. I of this series), from the Middle Ages to the 1600s, accompanied by a wealth of illustrative documentation, fruit of new research into the Estense University Library of Modena collection and other Italian and foreign collections. Each period is accompanied by analytical profiles of the works published which integrate with mainstream diversions into modes of representation, the geographer’s sources, materials and techniques, and the progressive perfecting of geographic knowledge. The work is complete with a useful index and explanatory bibliography.
304 pages, sized 31x23,5, 250 colour illustration


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