Great City Maps: A historical journey through maps, plans, and paintings

Great City Maps: A historical journey through maps, plans, and paintings

By: DK (author)Hardback

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A companion title to DK's Great Maps, this beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps in stunning detail. Follow the history of over 70 maps and their stories, with profiles of iconic cartographers and artists showing you who created each map, how, and why. With a foreword by Professor Jeremy Black, Great City Maps gives you more than just a bird's-eye-view, telling the tales behind the cities from the hubs of ancient civilization to modern mega-cities. Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close-up views of each city's most intriguing features. Perfect for history, geography, and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, Great City Maps is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.

About Author

Professor Jeremy Black MBE Professor of History at Exeter University, Jeremy Black graduated from Cambridge University with a Starred First, and did graduate work at Oxford University before teaching at the University of Durham, and from 1996 at Exeter. His two major fields of scholarship are military history and the history of cartography. Recent books include War and Technology, Rethinking World War Two, and Metropolis. He has held visiting chairs at a number of American institutions, including West Point, and received the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History in 2008.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780241238981
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780241238981
  • weight: 1646
  • ISBN10: 0241238986

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