INFINITE PERSPECTIVES
Two Thousand Years of Three-Dimensional Mapmaking

BRIAN M AMBROZIAK and JEFFREY R AMBROZIAK
116pp 111 ILLUS (98 COLOUR) 1999 OUT OF PRINT N060

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Description
Whether from military necessity or unbridled curiosity, mapmakers since early antiquity have attempted to represent the configuration of the land about them. This work traces the artistic and scientific evolution of topographic representation from its origins to the present. More than 80 colour plates of some of the most significant maps ever made detail important advances in the portrayal of three dimensions in map form. The final section of the book contains 20 plates presenting a revolutionary cartographic technique that allows readers wearing the 3-D glasses provided to view planetary surfaces without distortion.
. . . [a] stunning cartographic anthology . . . mountains and molehills bubble up in relief maps of Imperial Roman highways and Leonardo's Tuscany, while the dramatic contours of the Grand Canyon are captured in exquisitely accurate, eye-popping 3-D. NEW YORKER