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Street Mapping: An A to Z of Urban Cartography

£24.99

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This softback book is printed on glossy paper which has some slight discolouration to the edges. Front cover slightly bent on one corner. Many photos both black and white and coloured. Rarely available in the UK.
Summary: How are maps designed and why are they made? Using maps from across the centuries and around the world, Millea gives readers the history of urban cartography using magnificent examples from the Bodleian Library's extensive map collections. From Ralph Agas's famous sixteenth-century map of Oxford to a Soviet Cold War-era map showing key installations throughout the city, the impact of purpose and function on mapping is vividly illustrated. Also included is the 1883 "Drink Map of Oxford" published by the Temperance Union, which draws attention to the fact that "every twenty-second house in Oxford is a drink-shop," and marks these with a proliferation of red dotsa perfect guide for a pub crawl. This is an important work for students and collectors, as well as map enthusiasts or anyone with an interest in cities and their design.

Item details

Added value:
Rare in the UK
Author(s):
Millea, Nick
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
First
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
79
Publisher:
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Title:
Street Mapping: An A to Z of Urban Cartography

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This softback book is printed on glossy paper which has some slight discolouration to the edges. Front cover slightly bent on one corner. Many photos both black and white and coloured. Rarely available in the UK.
Summary: How are maps designed and why are they made? Using maps from across the centuries and around the world, Millea gives readers the history of urban cartography using magnificent examples from the Bodleian Library's extensive map collections. From Ralph Agas's famous sixteenth-century map of Oxford to a Soviet Cold War-era map showing key installations throughout the city, the impact of purpose and function on mapping is vividly illustrated. Also included is the 1883 "Drink Map of Oxford" published by the Temperance Union, which draws attention to the fact that "every twenty-second house in Oxford is a drink-shop," and marks these with a proliferation of red dotsa perfect guide for a pub crawl. This is an important work for students and collectors, as well as map enthusiasts or anyone with an interest in cities and their design.

Added value:
Rare in the UK
Author(s):
Millea, Nick
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
First
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
79
Publisher:
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Title:
Street Mapping: An A to Z of Urban Cartography

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