By Richard J. A. Talbert
Ancient Perspectives contains a enormous arc of area and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the 3rd millennium BCE to the 5th century CE—to discover mapmaking and worldviews within the old civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In every one society, maps served as serious fiscal, political, and private instruments, yet there has been little consistency in how and why they have been made. very like this present day, maps in antiquity intended very various things to various people.
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Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome (The Kenneth Nebenzahl Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography) by Richard J. A. Talbert