A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 12 MAPS.

New York: Viking Press, (2012). First edition. Hardcover. The urge to map, to consciously orient ourselves within a larger context, is a basic human instinct. The graphic representation of land and space, whether it is etched into an ancient clay tablet or illuminated on a computer screen, says something very deep to us. In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton argues that far from being purely objective documents maps are inevitably subjective expressions of the people who created them, intimately tied to the views and agendas of particular times and places. Here, he examines a dozen world maps from around the globe and through the centuries to trace the long road to our present geographical reality. 521pp illustrated with beautiful maps in color. A near fine copy in a near fine clean dust jacket. Item #14190
ISBN: 9780670023394

Price: $50.00

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