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New Found Lands By Peter Whitfield

New Found Lands by Peter Whitfield

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How did explorers understand the expanding world and their place in it? What were they really seeking? How did they balance the known and the unknown in their minds? Historical maps are important in answering these questions and this book displays the geographical ideas of the explorers themselves.

New Found Lands Summary

New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration by Peter Whitfield

This work provides an intellectual context of exploration. The author asks, how did explorers and their patrons understand the 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 important in answering these questions, and this book displays the geographical ideas of the explorers themselves, through the maps they used or the new maps which they caused to be made. The power that came with increasing technological and geographical knowledge is made plain by the European empires that grew out of conquest, annexation and exploitation. There are maps, which although they seem innacurate and imaginative, serve as reminders of the gaps in people's knowledge. Up until very recent times, as maps show, there have been areas of the world remaining to be explored and "new found lands" to discover.

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GOR010569776
New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration by Peter Whitfield
Used - Like New
Hardback
British Library Publishing
1998-05-01
128
0712345574
9780712345576
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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