New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration

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Psychology Press, 1998 - 200页
In this book Peter Whitfield concentrates on the intellectual context of exploration. How did explorers and their patrons understand their expanding world and their place in it? What were they really seeking, and how did they believe they could achieve it? How did they balance the known and the unknown in their minds? Historical maps are vitally important in answering these questions, and this book displays the geographical ideas of the explorers themselves, through the maps that they used or the new maps which they caused to be made.
 

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The former director of Stanford's International Map Centre in London, Whitfield currently owns a company that publishes facsimiles of historical maps; recently, he published a survey history of ... 阅读完整评价

目录

THE NEW WORLD
53
THE PACIFIC AND AUSTRALIA
90
THE CONTINENTS EXPLORED
127
EXPLORATION IN THE MODERN WORLD
185
Bibliographical Note page
197
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作者简介 (1998)

Peter Whitfield runs his own company publishing facsimiles of historical maps. In 1995 he was curator of the British Library exhibit, "The Earth and the Heavens: The Map Maker's Art." He currently lives in London.

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