The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps Historical Map and Mythology Book, Geography Book of Ancient and Antique Maps

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Chronicle Books #ad - He lives in a dusty heap of old maps and books in London investigating the places where exploration and mythology meet. Cartography's greatest phantoms: the phantom Atlas uses gorgeous atlas images as springboards for tales of deranged buccaneers, seafaring monks, heroes, swindlers, and other amazing stories behind cartography's greatest phantoms.

If you are a fan of this popular genre and a reader of books such as Prisoners of Geography, What If, or Thing Explainer, Book of General Ignorance, Atlas Obscura, Atlas of Ancient Rome, your will love The Phantom Atlas . Discover the mysteries within ancient maps - Where exploration and mythology meetThis richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true.

The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps Historical Map and Mythology Book, Geography Book of Ancient and Antique Maps #ad - Mysteries within ancient maps: The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, mythical civilizations, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding, fantasies, ship-wrecking beasts, invisible mountain ranges, and outright lies.

Where exploration and mythology meet: author edward Brooke-Hitching is a map collector, author, writer for the popular BBC Television program QI and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - Black dog Leventhal Publishers. With pithy historical profiles, and haunting tales that will color your perspective and send tingles down your spine, vintage full-color maps, this is a clever gift for the intrepid traveler or armchair adventurer who wants to explore destinations both remarkable and daunting.

Atlas obscura says this lushly illustrated New York Times bestselling guide to dozens of dangerous, eerie, and infamous locations is the perfect gift for "those who believe the world is still full of mysteries to investigate. Pick up the acclaimed Atlas of Cursed Places and visit the world's most nerve-wracking locations.

Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations #ad - . Visit:a coal town where the ground is constantly on firea zambian national park where more than 8 million bats darken the skiesthe infamous suicide location of Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fujithe lesser-known Nevada triangle, in which dozens of aircraft have inexplicably disappeared Beautifully packaged and written with a twisty sense of humor, Atlas of Cursed Places puts your quirky side on the map.

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Great Maps: The World's Masterpieces Explored and Explained Dk Smithsonian

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DK #ad - Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Black dog Leventhal Publishers. Revealing the stories behind 55 historical maps by analyzing graphic close-ups, power, Great Maps also profiles key cartographers and explorers to look why each map was commissioned, propaganda, who it was for and how they influenced navigation, art, and politics.

The world's finest maps explored and explained. From ptolemy's world map to the hereford's mappa mundi, through Mercator's map of the world to the latest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps provides a fascinating overview of cartography through the ages.

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The Golden Atlas: The Greatest Explorations, Quests and Discoveries on Maps

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SIMON & SCHUSTER #ad - Brand new, exactly same isbn as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Black dog Leventhal Publishers.

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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

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Workman Publishing Company #ad - 7. 3" x 107". It's time to get off the beaten path. Black dog Leventhal Publishers. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably.

Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Atlas obscura: an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders is a virtual celebration of 700 of the most unusual places in the world and will rewrite bucket lists with its descriptions of natural wonders, mind-boggling events, architectural marvels, and bizarre phenomena—all organized by continent and country.

Hardcover; 480 pages with photographs and illustrations on every page. Escher-like stepwells in India. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. Atlas obscura is for the explorer. Created by joshua foer, atlas obscura revels in the weird, the overlooked, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, the unexpected, the hidden and the mysterious.

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders #ad - . Not to mention the great stalacpipe organ in virginia, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, still on display in Devon, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, England.

And with its compelling descriptions, it is a book to enter anywhere, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, hundreds of photographs, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.

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Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - A perfect gift for the traveler who believes he or she has seen it all. In atlas of lost cities, an accomplished travel writer reveals the rise and fall of notable places, each pithy portrait illuminated by a vintage map that puts armchair explorers right in the scene. Explore more than forty forsaken urban destinations around the world in a "highly entertaining read.

. 7. 3" x 107". Black dog leventhal publ. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Black dog Leventhal Publishers. For history buffs, mystery fanatics and travel junkies alike" GoNomad. Cities are mortal, but the traces they leave behind tell a fascinating story. Atlas obscura: an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders is a virtual celebration of 700 of the most unusual places in the world and will rewrite bucket lists with its descriptions of natural wonders, architectural marvels, mind-boggling events, and bizarre phenomena—all organized by continent and country.

Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations #ad - Hardcover; 480 pages with photographs and illustrations on every page. Wander with care through: ancient and legendary places like pompeii, 000 people who never cameepecuen, and stores were built for 500, and AngkorContemporary wonders like Centralia, Teotihuacán, a nearly abandoned Pennsylvania town consumed by unquenchable underground fireEerie planned communities like Nova Citas de Kilamba in Angola, where housing, schools, a tourist town in Argentina that was swallowed by waterWith each map are fantastical illustrations that help the reader envision these hubs as they were in their prime.

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All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey

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National Geographic #ad - Black dog Leventhal Publishers. Atlas obscura: an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders is a virtual celebration of 700 of the most unusual places in the world and will rewrite bucket lists with its descriptions of natural wonders, architectural marvels, mind-boggling events, and bizarre phenomena—all organized by continent and country.

Hardcover; 480 pages with photographs and illustrations on every page. In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National Geographic cartography blog "All Over the Map"--explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods.

All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey #ad - Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today. 7. 3" x 107". Black dog leventhal publ. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, historians, curators, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps.

This diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, devious maps created by spies, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, and maps from pop culture such as the schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones.

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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners Unexpected Atlases

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Aurum Press #ad - Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations. Through the labyrinths of berlin and beijing — underground realms dug for refuge, espionage and even, as Canada's Moose Jaw, used as the playground for gangsters trading liquor and money over cards — never forgetting the freaks and wonders of nature's own unusual masterpieces: the magical underground river shaped like a dragon's mouth in the Philippines and the floating world of Palmerston.

Go in search of the obscure and bizarre, and the church tower of San Juan Parangaricuto, taking in the defiant relics of ancient cities such as Ani, the beautiful and estranged, a once thriving metropolis lost to conquered lands, that miraculously stands as the sole survivor of a town sunk by lava.7. 3" x 10

Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners Unexpected Atlases #ad - 7". Black dog leventhal publ. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Aurum Press Ltd. Black dog Leventhal Publishers. With beautiful maps and stunning photography illustrating each destination, Atlas of Improbable Places is a fascinating voyage to the world's most incredible destinations. Atlas obscura: an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders is a virtual celebration of 700 of the most unusual places in the world and will rewrite bucket lists with its descriptions of natural wonders, architectural marvels, mind-boggling events, and bizarre phenomena—all organized by continent and country.

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Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840-1975

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Thames & Hudson #ad - Aurum Press Ltd. A refreshingly original history of the lost countries of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examined and illustrated with the countries’ postage stampsThese are the stories of fifty countries that once existed but have now have been erased from the map. Others, tannu tuva, and Inini, such as Labuan, are far less recognizable.

100 illustrations Black dog Leventhal Publishers. Thames hudson. Nowherelands is a different kind of history book that will intrigue anyone keen to understand what makes a nation a nation. Drawing on fiction and eye- witness accounts as well as historical sources, Bjorn Berge’s witty text casts an unconventional eye on these lesser- known nations.

Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. 7. 3" x 107". Black dog leventhal publ. But all of these lost nations have stories to tell, or as long- lasting as the orange Free State, which lasted only a few weeks during the Soviet– Finnish War of 1922, whether they were as short- lived as Eastern Karelia, a Boer Republic that celebrated fifty years as an independent state in the late 1800s.

Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840-1975 #ad - Atlas obscura: an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders is a virtual celebration of 700 of the most unusual places in the world and will rewrite bucket lists with its descriptions of natural wonders, architectural marvels, mind-boggling events, and bizarre phenomena—all organized by continent and country.

Hardcover; 480 pages with photographs and illustrations on every page.

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History of the World Map by Map

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DK #ad - More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, or conquest that created empires, colonies, discovery, or theaters of war.

7. 3" x 107". Black dog leventhal publ. Aurum Press Ltd. At key points in history of the world map by map, or to explore overarching themes, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War II, such as the Industrial Revolution. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times.

History of the World Map by Map #ad - But not every page is full of maps. Black dog Leventhal Publishers. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Picture spreads, such as fascism and communism, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, meanwhile, and the invention of printing. Thames hudson. Atlas obscura: an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders is a virtual celebration of 700 of the most unusual places in the world and will rewrite bucket lists with its descriptions of natural wonders, architectural marvels, mind-boggling events, and bizarre phenomena—all organized by continent and country.

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Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings

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DK #ad - Thames hudson. Aurum Press Ltd. From classical cities like rome and jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Great city maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece. With its genuinely unique and superbly illustrated approach to the most celebrated city maps in history and its lavish textured and foiled jacket, Great City Maps is a beautiful piece to add to any collection and a must-have for all history and geography enthusiasts.

Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings #ad - Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography—it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. Black dog Leventhal Publishers.

Atlas obscura: an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders is a virtual celebration of 700 of the most unusual places in the world and will rewrite bucket lists with its descriptions of natural wonders, architectural marvels, mind-boggling events, and bizarre phenomena—all organized by continent and country.

Hardcover; 480 pages with photographs and illustrations on every page.

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