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History of Britain in Maps By Philip Parker

History of Britain in Maps
by Philip Parker

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From Mappa Mundi to modern election maps, the United Kingdom has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which it has been mapped. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, but has often driven them. In this beautiful book, more than 90 maps give a visual representation of the history of Britain.

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History of Britain in Maps: Over 90 Maps of our nation through time by Philip Parker

From Mappa Mundi to modern election maps, the United Kingdom has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which it has been mapped. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, but has often driven them. In this beautiful book, more than 90 maps give a visual representation of the history of Britain.

Every map tells a story and this book tells the incredible history of Britain through maps, and includes many famous examples of cartography, along with some that deserve to be better known. See the establishment of Great Britain, the British Empire expand, the impact of World Wars and the latest statistical mapping.

Maps include
* Rudge Cup (schematic map of western forts on Hadrian's Wall), 2nd century AD
* Matthew Paris map of the Anglian Heptarchy (Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms), c. 1250
* Gough map of Britain, 1360
* Cambriae Typus, first published map of Wales, 1573
* Raven maps of the Ulster Plantations, 1622
* Enclosure map (eg of Norfolk, c. 1800)
* Booth Poverty Map of London, 1886
* Map of Beeching cuts to Britain's railways, 1963
* Map of EU Referendum voting patterns, 2016

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About Philip Parker


Historian specializing in the classical and medieval world. He is the author of the DK Companion Guide to World History (2010), The Empire Stops Here: A Journey Around the Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Jonathan Cape 2009), The Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World (Jonathan Cape 2014), Revolution (Andre Deutsch, 2017). He was co-author of The Times History of the World in Maps (2014) and General Editor of The Great Trade Routes: A History of Cargoes and Commerce Over Land and Sea (Anova 2012). He was a contributor to DK History Year by Year (2011) and DK History of the World in 1000 Objects (2014). He previously worked as a diplomat and a publisher of historical atlases.

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GOR008751511
History of Britain in Maps: Over 90 Maps of our nation through time by Philip Parker
Philip Parker
Used - Like New
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2017-09-18
256
0008258341
9780008258344
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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.