To the Ends of the Earth: 100 Maps that Changed the World

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This thought-provoking history of cartography focuses on 100 key maps that changed human understanding of the world around us, changed the course of map-making itself, or directly influenced the path of history.It reveals how different peoples have observed and represented their world through the ages, and explores the human fascination with maps.It addresses how maps have been used for navigation, exploration, wartime propaganda and planning, and to project national goals.A team of academic experts in the history of cartography provides a scholarly and revealing text that addresses the key qu...