The Road to There

The Road to There

Mapmakers and Their Stories

Book - 2003
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Describes the lives and inspirations of several important mapmakers throughout history, such as Cheng Ho, Captain James Cook, and Phyllis Pearsall, and includes map reproductions.
Here are some of the unexpected stories of history’s great mapmakers: the fraud artists who deliberately distorted maps for political gain, Captain Cook, the slaves on the run who found their way thanks to specially-pieced quilts and many more.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books of Northern New York, c2003
ISBN: 9780887766213
0887766218
Call Number: j912.09 Ross
Characteristics: 146 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm

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We often take maps for granted, but not after reading this book, which recounts the difficulties that mapmakers over the centuries have encountered in trying to produce accurate, reliable maps.

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