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Street Mapping: An A to Z of Urban Cartography

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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 dots-a 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.

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Author(s):
Millea Nick
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1851240411
ISBN-13:
9781851240418
Number of pages:
79
Publisher:
Bodleian Library
Title:
Street Mapping: An A to Z of Urban Cartography

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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 dots-a 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.

Author(s):
Millea Nick
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1851240411
ISBN-13:
9781851240418
Number of pages:
79
Publisher:
Bodleian Library
Title:
Street Mapping: An A to Z of Urban Cartography

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