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The History of the World in Maps

The History of the World in Maps by Times Atlases, ISBN: 9780008147792
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ISBN: 9780008147792
Publisher: Times Books
Published: 10 September, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Language: English

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The History of the World in Maps

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: Babylonian clay tablets, c.2300 BC and c.600 BC some of the world s oldest surviving maps. Waldseemuller World Map, 1507 the first map to use the name America for the New World. Waghenaer chart, 1584 a forerunner to modern nautical charts. Abel Buell map of North America, 1782 the first map of the newly independent United States that was produced in America by an American. The Scramble for Africa, 1852/1898 maps of new colonies being created. Ypres, 1918 map of the aftermath of the First World War. Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 map used by President John F. Kennedy during the crisis."

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