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Antique Maps

Antique Maps

  • Author: Carl Moreland,David Bannister
  • Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
  • ISBN: 9780714829548
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 326
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A standard reference work and collector's guide to old maps. Antique Maps is now firmly established as a definitive reference work. With extensive information on the general historical background, details of all the major map-makers and practical advice on collecting old maps, it provides an excellent introduction for the beginner as well as a mass of precise and clearly organized information for the expert and the serious collector. A beautiful edition in itself, this timeless volume evokes the elegance of maps from the past and the charm of all the distant places they suggest, to show them not only as historical artefacts but also as works of art.

Antique maps and their cartographers

Antique maps and their cartographers

  • Author: Raymond Lister
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Antique Maps

Antique Maps

  • Author: Julien Coallier
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1365107299
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: N.A
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A collection of antique maps displaying previous geographical representations of global, continental, country-wide, and regional formations.

Antique maps

Antique maps

of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, Africa, the Orient

  • Author: Douglas Charles Gohm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 128
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Antique maps for the collector

Antique maps for the collector

  • Author: Richard Van de Gohm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 160
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Antique Maps

Antique Maps

  • Author: teNeues Publishing Company
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783832713300
  • Category:
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Discovering Antique Maps

Discovering Antique Maps

  • Author: Alan G. Hodgkiss
  • Publisher: Shire Publications
  • ISBN: 9780747803072
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 120
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This book is designed as an introduction to the history and the many-sided aspects of early mapmaking.

Isles of gold

Isles of gold

antique maps of Japan

  • Author: Hugh Cortazzi
  • Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 177
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Miniature antique maps

Miniature antique maps

an illustrated guide for the collector

  • Author: Geoffrey L. King
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Early maps
  • Page: 200
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Collecting Antique Maps

Collecting Antique Maps

An Introduction to the History of Cartography

  • Author: Jonathan Potter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780951157763
  • Category: Cartography
  • Page: 219
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Antique maps of the British Isles

Antique maps of the British Isles

  • Author: David Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 243
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The Rediscovery of Africa 1400-1900

The Rediscovery of Africa 1400-1900

Antique Maps & Rare Images : a Narrative History and Catalogue for an Exhibition of Antique African Maps and Rare Books, Including the Oscar I. Norwich Collection, at the Stanford University Libraries Commencing April, 2004

  • Author: William R. Jacobson
  • Publisher: Stanford Univ Libraries
  • ISBN: 9780911221299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 95
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Sixteen p. of color plates are included in pagination.

Great City Maps

Great City Maps

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • ISBN: 0241287391
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 256
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Step onto the streets of cities around the world, and understand the cultures and civilizations that created them with Great City Maps. This beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps. Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close up views of each city's most intriguing features. Great City Maps gives you more than just a bird's-eye-view, telling the tales behind the city from the hubs of ancient civilization to modern mega-cities. Follow the history of maps and their stories, with profiles of iconic cartographers and artists showing you who created each map, how, and why. Perfect for history, geography and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, Great City Maps is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.

Antique Maps 2019 Wall Calendar

Antique Maps 2019 Wall Calendar

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780764980305
  • Category:
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Geographic Information

Geographic Information

  • Author: Jenny Marie Johnson
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781573563925
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 216
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Explores geographic information available through several sources including the Internet and satellite technology, covering such topics as map basics, geographic information systems, and geographical standards.

The Map Thief

The Map Thief

The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps

  • Author: Michael Blanding
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698156986
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief —until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full—and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he’d gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more—and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption. The Map Thief interweaves Smiley’s escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in Provenance and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime.

Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades

Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades

  • Author: Jeremy Josse
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111901963X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Venture deep into the heart of finance's weird and wonderful paradoxes Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is an entertaining and compelling tour de force highlighting the paradoxes inherent to the modern financial system. Presented as a series of striking case studies, this book explores certain enigmatic or philosophical puzzles in the finance industry; some of these puzzles may seem slightly absurd at first glance, but all are very relevant to the way finance is conducted in the real world. Each story highlights specific hypocrisies or moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of the system, guiding readers through the challenges of finance by way of innovative and memorable paradigms. Written in clear, accessible language, this book doesn't claim to offer original financial theory or philosophy as such, but instead deepens the reader's understanding of the system and stimulates independent consideration of the current state of affairs. The financial world, so often viewed as a rather dull place, is secretly alive with possibilities of strange and sometimes wonderful conundrums. There is the possibility, for instance, of a Manhattan auction house selling derivatives to buy swift-swimming predators known as Megalodons (thought to be extinct for millions of years). This book explores this and other curious propositions to point out the paradoxes of finance. Explore the meaning of "value" in different contexts Learn what the Old Testament can teach us about risk and uncertainty Examine an alternative take on the 2007/2008 credit crisis Consider how the "financial innovation" trend impacts the industry To truly understand something, it is necessary to crawl deep into the metaphorical underbelly and have a look around. Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades provides the itinerary, and the insightful discussion that stimulates curiosity.