The mapmaker's quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe / David Buisseret.
"In 1400 Europe was almost entirely without maps, but by 1650 had witnessed an explosion in cartography that was to change the course of European history. This book shows how Europe managed to overtake the pre-eminent countries in early map-making, such as China and Japan, to become the world l...
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Oxford University Press,