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Inhaltsangabe: In 1901, Josef Fischer accidentally discovered the Waldseemuller Map of 1507 - the first map to depict the world largely as we know it today. In 2003, the Library of Congress bought the Waldseemuller Map for $10 million, in the most expensive acquisition of a single document in American history. "The Fourth Part of the World" tells the epic story for the first time of the voyagers and thinkers who created this remarkable map and ushered in the New World. The Waldseemuller Map of 1507 introduced an astonishing collection of cartological firsts. It was the first map to show the New World as a separate continent, alongside Europe, Africa and Asia - and the first on which the word 'America' appears. It was the first map to suggest the existence of the Pacific. It was, in short, the first map to depict the whole world as we know it today. Beautiful, fascinating and revealing, it arrived on the scene as Europeans were moving out of the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, thanks to a tiny group of European mapmakers who pieced together ideas going back to the ancients and through Marco Polo to Vespucci. In "The Fourth Part of the World", Toby Lester charts the amazing and colourful history of this map, whose profound influence has been neglected for centuries and which changed the world-view of all humankind.
Über den Autor: Toby Lester is a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly, where he has been a writer, staff editor, senior editor, and deputy managing editor. This is his first book.
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Buchbeschreibung Profile Books, 2009., 2009. hardback, large 8vo, xiv,462pp, illustrated, clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper. ISBN: 9781861978035. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 453403
Buchbeschreibung Profile Books, 2009. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. the epic of history's greatest map. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 014090
Buchbeschreibung Profile Books Ltd, London, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition first printing with full publication line. Very slight creasing to top and bottom of jacket, very slight lean. Not price clipped, no inscriptions, internally clean and tight. The story of Amerigo Vespucci and the making of the fifteenth century map by Waldseemuller and Ringmann, that showed the New World for the first time. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000380
Buchbeschreibung Profile Books, 2009. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition First Printing. *** BOOK in fine condition. Black boards with white title on spine. 462 pages including inedex, bibliography and notes. 11 plates and 82 figures in the text. *** DUST JACKET in fine condition, price clipped. *** CONTENTS The author shows how the discovery of America helped sixteenth century scholars to produce maps as we know them today. Size: 240x160mm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004403
Buchbeschreibung Profile Books, London, 2009. First edition. A tidy copy in tight binding. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS192012I