Item description for The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical And Curious Maps (Agile Rabbit Editions) by Pepin Press ...
This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs; no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions. This is a book showing how curious maps can be, and how beautifully they can be executed. The selection is of great diversity in appearance and meaning; there are comparative overviews of the length of rivers and the height of mountains, nautical charts, medieval city plans, and maps from pre-historical times. Also included are historical schemes showing how to make and read maps, and maps with a double meaning. Historical & Curious Maps contains a collection of amazing and beautifully made maps that have been chosen on visual impact and uncommonness. The selection is of great diversity in appearance and meaning; there are comparative overviews of the length of rivers and the height of mountains, nautical charts, medieval city plans, and maps from pre-historical times. Also included are images of how Europeans perceived the world to look like many centuries ago, highly detailed birds-eye maps from Japan, and archaic, captivating charts made by Native Americans and Australian Aboriginals. Furthermore, there are a number of very extraordinary maps with a double meaning. Of some maps, details are shown in the book. The CD-ROM, however, contains all the maps in full.
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Studio: Pepin Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 11.25" Height: 11.25" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2004
Publisher Pepin Press
ISBN 9057680513 ISBN13 9789057680519
Reviews - What do customers think about The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical And Curious Maps (Agile Rabbit Editions)?
Great book Dec 31, 2007
There are no descriptions on the pages and I LOVE that (the descriptions are in the back). I love wondering what each one is. After my daydream I flip to the back to see what it is or if I'm right. My husband and I love maps and we really enjoy this book. The CD-ROM included is also great.
A good choice Dec 27, 2007
The book was purchased as a gift and the recipient was very pleased with it. He indicated that he had been looking for books of maps without much luck. He appreciated the selection and variety of maps as well as the graphics.
Lovely book for all map lovers! Nov 20, 2005
The Dutch Pepin Press publishing house is well known for its books graphic design and visual communication. This is the first time they turned to maps, and the début is really wonderful.
The book contains more than a hundred maps of all kind - antique maps of lands, cities, or journeys, geographical, political, theological, and even humorous maps. The book is well printed and a real pleasure to hold in hands. The CD with all the maps is a real gem, hi-res images allow for the readers to explore many maps in great details.
The only real minus is that the book has 0 (zero) information on the maps, besides the title and (sometimes) the year of publication. It is not an academic study in any sense, rather, it 's just a lovely and inspirational compilation of really interesting maps.