Antique Maps by Carl Moreland, David Bannister PDF

By Carl Moreland, David Bannister

ISBN-10: 0714829544

ISBN-13: 9780714829548

Appealing, evocative and traditionally major, previous maps are forever fascinating and keenly accrued. old Maps is extensively acknowledged as a typical reference paintings for beginner map creditors and specialists alike. It offers a old history to the topic and recommendation on beginning a set. The important biographical part lists significant map makers among 1450 and 1850, with key dates and works.

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The blessed Pope Gregory, second of this name, sent to Britain the monks Augustine of Miletus and John with other men of outstanding character and they first converted the English. Since then many of their kings have shone forth for their miracles. The dimensions of Britain are given by Pythies and Ysidore as 38,075 [square] miles, and in it are many fine rivers, besides large and varied supplies of metals. Its history is to be found best described in Bede. Chapter 5 ROAD MAPS, ATLASES BOOKS To the modern eye roads are as vital a part of a map as rivers, place names or mountain ranges and yet maps had been produced for centuries before roads were considered an essential feature of cartography.

The pocket road maps in Gary's Travellers' Companion and \em Itinerary, of which the above is an example, were issued in numerous and quite large editions from about 1790 to 1828. )i Chapter 6 SEA CHARTS & ATLASES It requires no great effort to imagine that sea charts of some kind must have been in use in the Mediterranean from the earliest times and Ptolemy wrote in AD 150 that, half a century before that date, Marinus of Tyre was drawing charts based on Rhodes, then the focal point of the Eastern Mediterranean.

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