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Trading Territories - a book by Brotton, Jerry

Trading Territories

Mapping the Early Modern World

Trading Territories( )
Author: Brotton, Jerry
Series title:Picturing History Ser.
ISBN:978-1-86189-669-8
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

Trading Territories is a beautifully illustrated book that offers a new account of the status of maps and geographical knowledge in the early modern world. Focusing on how early European geographers mapped the territories of the Old World--Africa and Southeast Asia--Jerry Brotton contends that the historical preoccupation with Columbus's "discovery" of the New World in 1492 has tended to obscure the importance of the mapping of territories that have been defined as...
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Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Cartography
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.7 Inches

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