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The men who mapped the world

Beau Riffenburgh

The men who mapped the world

the treasures of cartography

by Beau Riffenburgh

  • 348 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Carlton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Early maps,
  • Cartography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBeau Riffenburgh
    ContributionsRoyal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGA201 .R54 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination96 p. :
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25275660M
    ISBN 101847328776
    ISBN 109781847328779
    LC Control Number2011535444
    OCLC/WorldCa727702161

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