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Princeton Architectural Press - An Atlas of Geographical Wonders

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Details: Hardcover
Size: 12 X 11 IN
Pages: 208
Color: 156
Publication Date: 09/24/2019
Rights: World English
ISBN: 9781616898236
Delivery time 2 - 5 days (Spain) ✧ 5 - 12 days ( Europe )
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Princeton Architectural Press - An Atlas of Geographical Wonders


This is the first book to catalog comparative maps and tableaux that visualize the heights and lengths of the world's mountains and rivers. Produced predominantly in the nineteenth century, these beautifully rendered maps emerged out of the tide of exploration and scientific developments in measuring techniques. Beginning with the work of explorer Alexander von Humboldt, these historic drawings reveal a world of artistic and imaginative difference. Many of them give way—and with visible joy—to the power of fantasy in a mesmerizing array of realistic and imaginary forms. Most of the maps are from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection at Stanford University.

Gilles Palsky is a professor of geography at the University of Paris. He has published a history of statistical cartography of the nineteenth century.

The Inquisitive Biologist (UK)
An Atlas of Geographical Wonders is a feast for the eyes, using its layout to good effect to show off the wonderfully reproduced images.

Natural History
The 156 eye-catching tableaux reproduced in this atlas are fascinating variations on a single theme, blending scientific accuracy and graphic inventiveness in fantasy landscapes that convey overarching geographic truths.

The New York Times
Part history, part geography, AN ATLAS OF GEOGRAPHICAL WONDERS: From Mountaintops to Riverbeds illuminates the world of famous 19th-century expeditions. The authors—Jean-Christophe Bailly, Jean-Marc Besse, Philippe Grand and Gilles Palsky—have amassed drawings, maps, graphs and tableaus that trace the adventures of various explorers and show how the science of measuring altitude developed.

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