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Great city maps : a historical journey through maps, plans, and paintings.

Smithsonian Institution (issuing body.).

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Richland Branch 912.09 .S664g 2016 (Text) 37814003078459 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 04/12/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 146545358X
  • ISBN: 9781465453587
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle from dust jacket.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ancient cities -- Medieval trading centers -- Imperial capitals -- Colonial cities -- Ideal cities -- Megacities.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Cartography > History.
Cities and towns > Maps > History.
Pictorial maps > History.

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