From Babylonian tablets to Google Maps, the world has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which we see it. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, but has often driven them. In this beautiful book, over 70 maps give a visual representation of the history of the world. Every map tells a story and this book tells the incredible history of our world through maps, and includes many famous examples of cartography, along with some that deserve to be better known. See countries and cities come and go, empires rise and fall, significant geographical discoveries, and key historical events unfold.Key maps shown include:GÇó Babylonian clay tablets, c.2300 BC and c.600 BC GÇô some of the world's oldest surviving maps.GÇó Waldseem++ller World Map, 1507 GÇô the first map to use the name GÇÿAmerica' for the New World.GÇó Waghenaer chart, 1584 GÇô a forerunner to modern nautical charts.GÇó Abel Buell map of North America, 1782 GÇô the first map of the newly independent United States that was produced in America by an American.GÇó The Scramble for Africa, 1852/1898 GÇô maps of new colonies being created.GÇó Ypres, 1918 GÇô map of the aftermath of the First World War.GÇó Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 GÇô map used by President John F. Kennedy during the crisis.
History Of The World In Maps: The Rise And Fall Of Empires, Countries And Cities
The Rise and Fall of Empires, Countries and Cities
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