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Map Stories: The Art of Discovery (Hardcover)

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$29.99
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Description


Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Mattéoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty places and voyages that inspired her and the creation of these fascinating charts.

Discover some of the world's most magical places and how they revealed themselves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen's exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat. This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made.

About the Author


Francisca Mattéoli is a truly international author: born of a Scottish mother, she grew up in South America with Chilean nationality. She now resides in Paris where she writes books and journalism on the subjects of hotels and travel: her pieces have been published in a wide variety of magazines, including National Geographic and Condé Nast Traveller, and her previous books have been translated into many languages.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781781573778
ISBN-10: 1781573778
Publisher: Ilex Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Language: English
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