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2 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Text and Images
  • 2. Tables and Indexes
"The Atlas of Ancient Rome provides a comprehensive archaeological survey of the city of Rome from prehistory to the early medieval period. Lavishly illustrated throughout with full-color maps, drawings, photos, and 3D reconstructions, this magnificent two-volume slipcased edition features the latest discoveries and scholarship, with new descriptions of more than 500 monuments, including the Sanctuary of Vesta, the domus Augusti, and the Mausoleum of Augustus. It is destined to become the standard reference for scholars, students, and anyone interested in the history of the city of Rome. The Atlas of Ancient Rome is monumental in scope. It examines the city's topography and political-administrative divisions, trade and economic production, and social landscape and infrastructure—from residential neighborhoods and gardens to walls, roads, aqueducts, and sewers. It describes the fourteen regions of Rome and the urban history of each in unprecedented detail, and includes profiles and reconstructions of major monuments and works of art. This is the only atlas of the ancient city to incorporate the most current archaeological findings and use the latest mapping technologies." -- Publisher's website
David Rumsey Map Center
Map
1 map.
David Rumsey Map Center
Book
xx, 331 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Part I. On the tide of the Enlightenment
  • Part II. The antecedents and genesis of the General Survey
  • Part III. Mapping 'infant colonies' : the commencement of the General Survey
  • Part IV. 'Closing the net' : the General Survey during the administration of the Earl of Hillsborough
  • Part V. 'A new spring to our future endeavors' : the General Survery under the administration of the Earl of Dartmouth
  • Part VI. The General Survey and the militarisation of civilian cartography
  • Part VII. Conclusion and legacy.
The First Mapping of America tells the story of the General Survey. At the heart of the story lie the remarkable maps and the men who made them - the commanding and highly professional Samuel Holland, Surveyor-General in the North, and the brilliant but mercurial William Gerard De Brahm, Surveyor-General in the South. Battling both physical and political obstacles, Holland and De Brahm sought to establish their place in the firmament of the British hierarchy. Yet the reality in which they had to operate was largely controlled from afar, by Crown administrators in London and the colonies and by wealthy speculators, whose approval or opposition could make or break the best laid plans as they sought to use the Survey for their own ends.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780764429 20171106
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
183 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimilies (some color), genealogical table, portraits (1 color) ; 30 cm
David Rumsey Map Center
Book
1 volume
David Rumsey Map Center

6. Map of Fillory [2017]

Map
1 map.
David Rumsey Map Center
Book
xiv, 464 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • A vision for American empire
  • Commanding space after the Seven Years' War
  • Securing the maritime Northeast
  • Marking the Indian boundary
  • Charting contested Caribbean space
  • Defining East Florida
  • Atlases of empire.
After the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years' War in 1763, British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Florida Keys, from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River, and across new islands in the West Indies. To better rule these vast dominions, Britain set out to map its new territories with unprecedented rigor and precision. Max Edelson's The New Map of Empire pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain's imperial ambitions in the generation before the American Revolution.Under orders from King George III to reform the colonies, the Board of Trade dispatched surveyors to map far-flung frontiers, chart coastlines in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, sound Florida's rivers, parcel tropical islands into plantation tracts, and mark boundaries with indigenous nations across the continental interior. Scaled to military standards of resolution, the maps they produced sought to capture the essential attributes of colonial spaces--their natural capacities for agriculture, navigation, and commerce--and give British officials the knowledge they needed to take command over colonization from across the Atlantic.Britain's vision of imperial control threatened to displace colonists as meaningful agents of empire and diminished what they viewed as their greatest historical accomplishment: settling the New World. As London's mapmakers published these images of order in breathtaking American atlases, Continental and British forces were already engaged in a violent contest over who would control the real spaces they represented.Accompanying Edelson's innovative spatial history of British America are online visualizations of more than 250 original maps, plans, and charts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674972117 20170508
Green Library, David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Map
1 map.
David Rumsey Map Center
Book
1 volume
David Rumsey Map Center
Map
1 map.
David Rumsey Map Center

11. Great city maps [2016]

Book
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Step onto the streets of cities around the world, and understand the cultures and civilizations that created them with Great City Maps. With a foreword by Professor Jeremy Black, this beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps. Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close up views of each city's most intriguing features. Great City Maps gives you more than just a bird's-eye-view, telling the tales behind the city from the hubs of ancient civilization to modern mega-cities. Follow the history of maps and their stories, with profiles of iconic cartographers and artists showing you who created each map, how, and why. Perfect for history, geography and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, Great City Maps is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241238981 20161205
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
  • Part I: Exploration & early approaches - October 29, 2015
  • Part II: California and the way thither - December 3, 2015
  • Part III: Filling in the gaps - March 10, 2016
  • Part IV: Maps & books, with the reference library & supporting material - May 19, 2016
David Rumsey Map Center
Book
223 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 x 28 cm
  • Introduction 1. Travel and Exploration 2. Knowledge and Science 3. Pride and Ownership 4. Maps of War 5. The City in Maps 6. Maps for Fun 7. Imaginary Lands Image sources Select Bibliography Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851242504 20170626
This book explores the stories behind seventy-five extraordinary maps. It includes unique treasures such as the fourteenth-century Gough Map of Great Britain, exquisite portolan charts made in the fifteenth century, the Selden Map of China - the earliest example of Chinese merchant cartography - and an early world map from the medieval Islamic Book of Curiosities, together with more recent examples of fictional places drawn in the twentieth century, such as C.S. Lewis's own map of Narnia and J.R.R. Tolkien's map of Middle Earth. As well as the works of famous mapmakers Mercator, Ortelius, Blaeu, Saxton and Speed, the book also includes lesser known but historically significant works: early maps of the Moon, of the transit of Venus, hand-drawn estate plans and early European maps of the New World. There are also some surprising examples: escape maps printed on silk and carried by pilots in the Second World War in case of capture on enemy territory; the first geological survey of the British Isles showing what lies beneath our feet; a sixteenth-century woven tapestry map of Worcestershire; a map plotting outbreaks of cholera and a jigsaw map of India from the 1850s. Behind each of these lies a story, of intrepid surveyors, ambitious navigators, chance finds or military victories. Drawing on the unique collection in the Bodleian Library, these stunning maps range from single cities to the solar system, span the thirteenth to the twenty-first century and cover most of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851242504 20170626
David Rumsey Map Center
Map
232 pages : color illustrations and maps ; 30 cm
David Rumsey Map Center
Book
245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
David Rumsey Map Center
Book
379 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm + 1 computer disc (color ; 4 3/4 in.) Digital: text file. PDF; MS Word; JPEG.
David Rumsey Map Center

17. Collecting old maps [2015]

Book
351 pages, 2 unnumbered folded leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly coloured), maps (chiefly coloured) ; 29 x 25 cm
  • Introductions
  • Why collect maps?
  • Anatomy of a map
  • Kinds of maps
  • The art of mapmaking
  • Forgeries and other copies
  • Condition and conservation
  • The market speaks
  • Building a map collection
  • Timeline and map gallery
  • The map collector's reference library
  • Glossary
  • Best supporting actor : paper
  • Resources for map collectors
  • Framing, storage, and supplies
  • Symbolism and allegory for map collectors
  • Index.
David Rumsey Map Center
Book
5 volumes : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 18 cm
  • Mapping politics in/of the modern city : cartography as representation / Dr. Nausheen Anwar
  • Separation's geography / Yaminay Chaudhri
  • Seeing the missing : four landscapes / Zahra Malkani
  • Naqsha-i-Vilayat-i Sindh / Shayan Rajani
  • Karachi : a Geography of exclusion / Shahana Rajani & Anam Soomro
  • Uncanny/unhomely / Fazal Rizvi
  • Life in and outside maps : Karachi's old quarter / Sarwat Viqar.
David Rumsey Map Center
Map
1 atlas (viii, 111 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 37 cm + 2 maps
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Map
1 map ; 52 x 78 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center