The sea monsters on early maps are one of their most visually engaging elements, and yet they have never before been carefully studied. These creatures shine light not only on the history of cartography, art, and zoological illustration, but also on the history and geography of the marvelous and of Western conceptions of the ocean. Moreover the monsters depicted on maps can supply fascinating insights into the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book is both original and delightful.
Written by Chet Van Duzer
Paperback, 22 x 24 cm.
Color illustrations throughout.
Tracking the journey of the ideas of Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy through seven cities and over a thousand years from sixth century Alexandria to the printing presses of Venice, this is a vivid and evocative work of history with a wonderful cast of characters. Hardback,...
This brilliant notebook is also a passport to our satellite, with maps and a detailed passport information page. 64 lined page notebook with a card cover.Measures 12.5 x 9cm.
This eye-opening and stunningly illustrated book uses maps to show how geography shapes the history of the world - from the way that choices of world leaders are influenced by mountains and rivers, to why geography means that history is always repeating itself. An abridged...
Puzzle your way around Britain with hundreds of puzzles, conundrums, brainteasers, anagrams, code-breakers and navigational tests. Based on forty regional maps, and with four levels of difficulty so that all the family can play along, this is a celebration of Britain's diversity, history and landscapes....