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Mapping the World

Mapping the World

by Michael Swift
     
 

From early times humanity has produced maps in an attempt to record the world. The medieval mappa mundi, with Jerusalem at their center, were both world views and affirmation of faith.

Mapmaking was often driven by seafarers. For much of recorded history trade was seaborne and the vulberable ships of their period needed maps to show them their way. They

Overview

From early times humanity has produced maps in an attempt to record the world. The medieval mappa mundi, with Jerusalem at their center, were both world views and affirmation of faith.

Mapmaking was often driven by seafarers. For much of recorded history trade was seaborne and the vulberable ships of their period needed maps to show them their way. They needed information about safe havens,safe channels expected water depths, hazards to navigation and so on.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785820741
Publisher:
Booksales
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
16.90(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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