Book about maps a great read for the history lover
(Guidebook publishers must have been thrilled.) So thank the cartographers who continue to produce atlases, maps and globes of real and imaginary places that let us dream of finding buried treasure or seeing what lies beyond the “second star to the right.”
‘On the Map’: The wonderful world of maps, from A to Z
Not to mention the odd, fascinating world of typography ... and commercial intelligence in the maps of early European explorers (back when they thought California was an island). Or the development of atlases, globes, and ordnance maps.
World-class AGS collection puts Milwaukee on the map
The collection holds more than a million items, ranging from maps and atlases to pamphlets and journals, globes and photographs of all kinds. Though it is housed in Milwaukee, the AGS collection has roots in New York and covers the entire planet.
Rare globe names 'Canada'
The twin set of globes, says Sotheby's, is "extremely rare" - one of only two pairs known to exist, the other being housed in a centuries-old observatory in Rome - and thus expected to sell for as much as $235,000 at a May 19 sale of antique atlases, maps ...
Globe that put 'Canada' on the map to be auctioned
the other being housed in a centuries-old observatory in Rome - and thus expected to sell for as much as $235,000 at a May 19 sale of antique atlases, maps and other historical objects. "These globes are celebrated for the restrained delicacy, precision ...