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Joan Blaeu Atlas Maior of 1665 : All 60 Maps of Italy, and the Original Commentaries from Joan Blaeu's Atlas Maior of 1665, "The Greatest and Finest Atlas Ever Published"

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Author: Johannes Blaeu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822851074

Category:

Page: 207

View: 1895

Atlas Maior

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Author: Joan Blaeu,Peter Van Der Krogt

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836538039

Category:

Page: 512

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World class: The finest atlas ever published Superlatives tend to fail in face of Joan Blaeu's Atlas Maior, one of the most extravagant feats in the history of mapmaking. The original Latin edition, completed in 1665, was the largest and most expensive book to be published during the 17th century. Its 594 maps across 11 volumes spanned Arctica, Asia, Europe, and America. Its scale and ambition occupies such an important place in Dutch history that it is included in the Canon of Dutch History, an official survey of 50 individuals, creations, or events that chart the historical development of the Netherlands. TASCHEN's meticulous reprint brings this luxurious Baroque wonder into the hands of modern readers. In an age of digitized cartography and global connectivity, it celebrates the steadfast beauty of quality print and restores the wonder of an exploratory age, in which Blaeu's native Amsterdam was a center of international trade and discovery. True to TASCHEN's optimum reproduction standards, the edition derives from the Austrian National Library's complete colored and gold-heightened copy of Atlas Maior, assuring the finest detail and quality. University of Amsterdam's Peter van der Krogt introduces the historical and cultural significance of the atlas while providing detailed descriptions for individual maps, revealing the full scale and ambition of Blaeu's masterwork. As much an artwork as a cartographical adventure, the book comes with a slipcase that converts neatly into a display bookstand. Text in English, French, and German

Atlas Maior

"the Greatest and Finest Atlas Ever Published" ; Based on the Copy in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

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Author: Joan Blaeu

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9780760782064

Category: Art

Page: 415

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The Ongoing Moment

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Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307539199

Category: Photography

Page: 304

View: 7806

Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both. Focusing on the ways in which canonical figures like Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston have photographed the same things—barber shops, benches, hands, roads, signs—award-winning writer Geoff Dyer seeks to identify their signature styles. In doing so, he constructs a narrative in which these photographers—many of whom never met—constantly encounter one another. The result is a kaleidoscopic work of extraordinary originality and insight.

Atlas maior of 1665. Italia

le 60 carte d'Italia di Joan Blaeu con i testi originali estratti dal suo Atlas maior del 1665, "la raccolta più vasta e più elegante mai pubblicata : Italy : all 60 maps of Italy, and the original commentaries from Joan Blaeu's Atlas Maior of 1665, "The greatest and finest atlas ever published

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Author: Joan Blaeu,Benedikt Taschen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822851074

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Page: 207

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Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici

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Author: Cornelis Koeman,Peter C. J. van der Krogt

Publisher: Hes & De Graff Pub B V

ISBN: 9789061940807

Category: History

Page: 954

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This latest part of the Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici series contains the description of the Galérie agréable du monde, published by Pieter van der Aa, 1728.

Braun/Hogenberg: Cities of the World

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Author: Stephan Füssel

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836556415

Category:

Page: 768

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Talk of the town: A landmark in urban mapping More than four centuries on from its first publication, discover one of thejewels of urban cartography and civic studies. This quality reprint includes the most enchanting color plates from theCivitates orbis terrarum, a magnificent collection of town map engravings, produced between1572 and 1617.Featuringplans, bird s-eye views, and maps for all major cities in Europe, plus important urban centers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this masterwork in urban mapping gives us a comprehensive view of city life at the turn of the 17th century. It was edited and annotated by theologian and publisherGeorg Braunand largely engraved byFranz Hogenberg, but also involved over a hundred different artists and cartographers who contributed not only town views, but additional elements, such as figures in local dress, courtroom scenes, and topographical details, to help convey thesituation, commercial power, and political influenceof each city.TASCHEN's reprint contextualizes the plates with selected extracts from Braun s original texts on thehistory and significance of each urban centeras well as detailed commentaries to place each city map in itscartographical and cultural context. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! "

The Sovereign Map

Theoretical Approaches in Cartography Throughout History

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Author: Christian Jacob,Edward H. Dahl

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226389537

Category: History

Page: 417

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A novel work in the history of cartography, The Sovereign Map argues that maps are as much about thinking as seeing, as much about the art of persuasion as the science of geography. As a classicist, Christian Jacob brings a fresh eye to his subject—which includes maps from Greek Antiquity to the twentieth century—and provides a theoretical approach to investigating the power of maps to inform, persuade, and inspire the imagination. Beginning with a historical overview of maps and their creation—from those traced in the dirt by primitive hands to the monumental Dutch atlases and ornate maps on Italian palace walls—Jacob goes on to consider the visual components of cartography: the decorative periphery, geometric grid, topographical lines, dots, details of iconographic figures, and many other aspects. Considering text on maps—titles, toponyms, legends, and keys—Jacob proposes that writing can both clarify and interfere with a map's visual presentation. Finally Jacob examines the role of the viewer in decoding a map's meaning and the role of society in defining the power of maps as authoritative depictions of space. Innovative in its philosophical motivation and its interdisciplinary approach to looking at and writing about maps, The Sovereign Map is eagerly awaited by scholars from many different fields.

The Phantom Atlas

The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

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Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145216844X

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding, fantasies, and outright lies. This richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true. Author Edward Brooke-Hitching investigates the places where exploration and mythology meet, using gorgeous atlas images as springboards for tales of the deranged buccaneers, seafaring monks, heroes, swindlers, and other amazing stories behind cartography's greatest phantoms.

The Islamic Manuscript Tradition

Ten Centuries of Book Arts in Indiana University Collections

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Author: Christiane J. Gruber

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253353777

Category: Art

Page: 281

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Over the course of ten centuries, Islam developed a rich written heritage that is visible in paintings, calligraphies, and manuscripts. The Islamic Manuscript Tradition explores this aspect of Islamic history with studies of the materials and tools of literate culture, including pens, inks, and papers, Qur'ans, Persian and Mughal illustrated manuscripts, Ottoman devotional works, cartographical manuscripts, printed books, and Islamic erotica. Seven essays present new scholarship on a wide range of topics including collection, miniaturization, illustrated devotional books, the history of the printing press in Islamic lands, and the presence and function of erotic paintings. This beautifully produced volume includes 111 color illustrations and provides a valuable new resource for students and scholars of Islamic art.

On The Map

Why the world looks the way it does

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Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658555

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. With a historical sweep ranging from Ptolemy to Twitter, Garfield explores the legendary, impassable (and non-existent) mountains of Kong, the role of cartography in combatting cholera, the 17th-century Dutch craze for Atlases, the Norse discovery of America, how a Venetian monk mapped the world from his cell and the Muppets' knack of instant map-travel. Along the way are pocket maps of dragons, Mars, murders and more, with plenty of illustrations and prints to signpost the route. From the bestselling and widely-adored author of Just My Type, On The Map is a witty and irrepressible examination of where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.

City Atlas

Discover the personality of the world's best-loved cities in this illustrated book of maps - See more at: http://quartoknows.com/books/9781847806482/City-Atlas.html?direct=1#sthash.1kZWSr6P.dpuf

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Author: Martin Haake

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 1847807011

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Take a tour of Toronto, look around Lisbon or hot-foot it to Helsinki with this global adventure in a book! 30 best-loved cities from around the world are brought to life with illustrations by Martin Haake, which show in fabulous detail key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons for all the family to enjoy. A search-and-find game on every page helps young readers to explore every city and spot the hundreds of details that makes each place unique.

Atlas Maior of 1665

Belgica Regia & Belgica Foederata

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Author: Peter van der Krogt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822851036

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Page: 207

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A History of the World in 12 Maps

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Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143126024

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 1819

An engaging survey of 12 maps from Ancient Greece to Google Earth examines how they have had a profound influence on how the world is seen, revealing how historical geographical depictions were subject to deliberate manipulations to promote a range of special interests. 30,000 first printing.

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

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Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846145708

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.

Willem Janszoon Blaeu, 1571-1638

A Sketch of His Life and Work, with an Especial Reference to His Large World Map of 1605

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Author: Edward Luther Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Early maps

Page: 67

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