Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography Nick Kanas


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Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography Nick Kanas НАУЧНО-ПОПУЛЯРНОЕ. Photographs from actual antiquarian celestial atlases and prints, many previously unpublished, enrich the text. The beauty and awe generated by the celestial void captures our imagination and delights our aesthetic sense. This book traces the history of celestial cartography and relates this history to the changing ideas of man’s place in the universe and to advances in map-making. Antiquarian map societies are prospering, and celestial maps are now viewed as a specialty of map collecting. The book describes the development and relationships between different sky maps and atlases as well as demonstrating contemporary cosmological ideas, constellation representations, and cartographic advances.

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