To the Ends of the Earth
- General Interest, Reference
How we came to chart our world
Britain’s leading cartographic author shows us how the greatest maps were created from the stone age to the digital age. Parker explores key cartographers, mapmaking methods, and evolving methods of surveying from the magnetic compass, astrolabes and sextants to the 20th century revolution of aerial photography. He includes fascinating interludes on subjects such as Babylonian maps carved in clay, deliberate mistakes, Ptolemy's introduction of longitude and latitude and the various projections used to represent the Earth. Visually stunning historic maps and antique instruments will engross readers along with with the fascinating stories of how we came to chart our world.
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|Release Date:||September 19, 2023|