The Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths, and Discoveries of the Universe
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Explore the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during humankind's quest to map the skies above us.
This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography—a glorious art often overlooked by modern map books—as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogs, antique instruments, and other curiosities. This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, ancient aliens, mythological animals, and rampaging spirits.
Readers are taken on a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats, Mongolian astral prophets and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity. A gorgeous book that will delight stargazers and map lovers alike.
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Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching
Dim: 10" x 7.9" x 1.2"
Item Number: 9781797201184