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A is for Atlas : Wonders of Maps and Mapping

 2022-08-06 02:14:26     English Books    comments   10 views
Tác giảMegan Barford
Nhà xuất bảnNational Maritime Museum
Ngày phát hành05 Aug 2022
Loại bìaHardback
Số trang256 pages
Cân nặng1,478g
Kích thước225x250x40.64mm

The map collections at Royal Museums Greenwich comprise about 40,000 maps, charts, globes and atlases, covering a time period from the thirteenth century to the present day. Curator of Cartography Megan Barford explores the variety of stories which are hidden within the collection, involving the materials, techniques, makers, users, genres and features, to understand more about the different worlds in which maps were produced and consumed. From imperial rule to labour solidarity, and from sumptuous display to scrap paper, A is for Atlas presents the Royal Museums Greenwich map collections as it’s never been seen before.

About Megan Barford

Dr Megan Barford is Curator of Cartography at Royal Museums Greenwich. Their research has focused on nineteenth-century British Admiralty charts, charting and navigation, and twentieth-century map collecting. In 2017 they received an Art Fund New Collecting Award to build a collection of contemporary cartography concerned with forced migration. They love talking with people about maps and different ways of reading them, but despite their extensive navigational knowledge they have only ever navigated a boat while working on the Rochdale Canal!