2012 Antique Maps Wall Calendar
  • 2012 Antique Maps Wall Calendar
  • 2012 Antique Maps Wall Calendar

2012 Antique Maps Wall Calendar

by The Huntington Library
     
 

Among humanity's oldest written communications, maps document the histories and reflect the sensibilities of the cultures that produced them. Inspired by voyages of discovery and aided by advances in the technology of printing and engraving, the European maps of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are extravagantly rich in historical detail, as the twelve

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Among humanity's oldest written communications, maps document the histories and reflect the sensibilities of the cultures that produced them. Inspired by voyages of discovery and aided by advances in the technology of printing and engraving, the European maps of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are extravagantly rich in historical detail, as the twelve images in this calendar attest. Often amazingly accurate, they are evidence of an expanding and ever more sophisticated worldview.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764957673
Publisher:
Pomegranate
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Product dimensions:
11.93(w) x 12.95(h) x 0.20(d)

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