The Atlas of Atlases: Exploring the most important atlases in history and the cartographers who made them (Liber Historica) (Hardcover)

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This beatutiful book is a lavishly illustrated look at the most important atlases in history and the cartographers who made them.

Atlases are books that changed the course of history. Pored over by rulers, explorers, and adventures these books were used to build empires, wage wars, encourage diplomacy, and nurture trade.

Written by Philip Parker, an authority on the history of maps, this book brings these fascinating artefacts to life, offering a unique, lavishly illustrated guide to the history of these incredible books and the cartographers behind them.
 
All key cartographic works from the last half-millennium are covered, including:
  • The Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, considered the world’s first atlas and produced in 1570 by the Dutch, geographer Abraham Ortelius, 
  • The 17th-century Klencke — one of the world’s largest books that requires 6 people to carry it, 
  • The Rand McNally Atlas of 1881, still in print today and a book that turned its makers, William H Rand and Andrew McNally into cartographic royalty.
This beautiful book will engross readers with its detailed, visually stunning illustrations and fascinating story of how map-making has developed throughout human history. 

About the Author


Philip Parker is a writer, consultant and publisher specializing in ancient and medieval political and military systems. He studied history at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and is the author of A History of Britain in Maps (2016), the DK Eyewitness Companion Guide to World History (2010) and many more.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780711268050
ISBN-10: 0711268053
Publisher: Ivy Press
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Liber Historica