Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings
ISBN: 146545358X
EAN13: 9781465453587
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 6, 2016
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 12.28" L x 10.47" W
Weight: 3.62 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Publisher:
Product is currently Out of Stock.
You can add it to your wishlist and you will be notified once we receive a copy.
Book Overview

A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography--it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.

With its genuinely unique and superbly illustrated approach to the most celebrated city maps in history and its lavish textured and foiled jacket, Great City Maps is a beautiful piece to add to any collection and a must-have for all history and geography enthusiasts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings

What should you read after Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings Book? Here is a list of books to read if you read and loved Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.