Star maps : history, artistry, and cartography / Nick Kanas.

Author
Kanas, Nick, 1945- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
New York ; London : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2012.
Description
xxxv, 528 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Library of Congress genre
Atlases [Browse]
Series
Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy. [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
  • 9781461409168 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • 1461409160 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
LCCN
2012931281
OCLC
784579915
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