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

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Material Type
Book
Author
Bailly, Jean-Christophe,
Publication Info.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2019]
Publication Info.
©2019

Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 x 32 cm
Note
"Translation of the French edition by Michelle Bailat-Jones"--Title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Language
Translated from the French.
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.
Atlases.
Mountain mapping.
Mountains in art.
Prints, European -- Themes, motives.
Rivers in art.
Stream mapping.
Chronological Term
1800-1899
Genre/Form
History.
Added Author
Besse, Jean-Marc,
Grand, Philippe, 1945-
Palsky, Gilles,
Added Title
Monde sur une feuille. English
ISBN
9781616898236 (hardcover alkaline paper)
1616898232 (hardcover alkaline paper)
Standard No.
40029619891