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The Resource 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

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

Label
An atlas of geographical wonders : from mountaintops to riverbeds : a selection of comparative maps and tableaux
Title
An atlas of geographical wonders
Title remainder
from mountaintops to riverbeds : a selection of comparative maps and tableaux
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Christophe Bailly, Jean-Marc Besse, Philippe Grand, Gilles Palsky
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailly, Jean-Christophe
Dewey number
911
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
GA300
LC item number
.B2513 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Besse, Jean-Marc
  • Grand, Philippe
  • Palsky, Gilles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atlases
  • Mountain mapping
  • Stream mapping
  • Prints, European
  • Mountains in art
  • Rivers in art
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Translation of the French edition by Michelle Bailat-Jones"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Dimensions
29 x 32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781616898236
Lccn
2019000451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029619891
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • on1085634247
  • (OCoLC)1085634247
Label
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
Publication
Note
"Translation of the French edition by Michelle Bailat-Jones"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Dimensions
29 x 32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781616898236
Lccn
2019000451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029619891
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • on1085634247
  • (OCoLC)1085634247

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