"Imagined Corners - Exploring the World's First Atlas",
Subject: References, Mapmakers
Period: 2003 (published)
Color: Printed Color
7.8 x 10 inches
19.8 x 25.4 cm
Written by novelist, critic, poet, and cultural historian Paul Binding, this compelling book covers the creation of Abraham Ortelius' landmark atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Binding focuses on the turbulent historical context from which the atlas emerged and connects Ortelius to his boldest and brightest contemporaries. The book is illustrated with several images, most in full color. 314 pp. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt title on spine and an illustrated dust jacket.
Contents are very good. Covers are slightly bumped.