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Star Maps

History, Artistry, and Cartography
Kanas, Nick (Book - 2012 )
Star Maps
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Authors: Kanas, Nick, 1945-
Title: Star maps
history, artistry, and cartography
Publisher: New York ; London : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., c2012
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: xxxv, 528 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,25 cm
Contents: What is a star map?
Non-European cosmology and constellation development
European cosmology
European constellation development
Early European star maps
The "big four" of the golden age of pictorial star maps
Other important star maps of the golden age
Special topics
Mapping the stars in early America
The transition to non-pictorial star maps
Color plate gallery
Appendix A: Collecting celestial maps and prints
Appendix B: Supplementary reference catalog
Appendix C: Indices of major constellation atlases
Appendix D: The British Library "King's" edition
Appendix E: Glossary
ISBN: 1461409179
9781461409175
1461409160
9781461409168
Statement of Responsibility: Nick Kanas
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Astronomical geography History Popular works Constellations Charts, diagrams, etc. History Popular works Stars Charts, diagrams, etc. History Popular works Constellations Charts, diagrams, etc Stars Charts, diagrams, etc Cartography History Constellations Atlases History Stars Atlases History
Topical Term: Astronomical geography
Constellations
Stars
Constellations
Stars
Cartography
Constellations
Stars
LCCN: 2012931281
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