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Author Bailly, Jean-Christophe, author.

Title An atlas of geographical wonders : from mountaintops to riverbeds : a selection of comparative maps and tableaux / Jean-Christophe Bailly, Jean-Marc Besse, Philippe Grand, Gilles Palsky.

Publication Info. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    911 BAI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 x 31 cm
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Note "Translation of the French edition by Michelle Bailat-Jones"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Contents The great measuring of the world / Jean-Christophe Bailly -- Portraits of groups: Nineteenth-century tableaux of mountains and rivers / Gilles Palsky and Jean-Marc Besse -- Speak to the mind and the imagination: Humboldt's Tableau -- The world's highest mountains -- The world's longest rivers -- Mountains and rivers in contrast -- Thirst for comparison: Islands, lakes, waterfalls, and monuments -- Comparing scales -- The horizontal and the vertical.
Summary 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.
Subject Atlases -- History -- 19th century.
Mountain mapping -- History -- 19th century.
Stream mapping -- History -- 19th century.
Prints, European -- 19th century -- Themes, motives.
Mountains in art.
Rivers in art.
Added Author Besse, Jean-Marc, author.
Grand, Philippe, 1945- author.
Palsky, Gilles, author.
Added Title Monde sur une feuille. English
ISBN 9781616898236 (hardback)
1616898232 (hardback)

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