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Map and Plant Collection


Explore the world through 300 beautiful maps and the botanical world through 300 stunning works of art


Editions:

Price: USD$119.90 USD$83.95

This collection includes:

Map: Exploring The World: 300 stunning maps from all periods and from all around the world, exploring and revealing what maps tell us about history and ourselves.

Selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and collectors, the maps represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions. Comprehensive in scope, this book features all types of map from navigation and surveys to astronomical maps, satellite and digital maps, as well as works of art inspired by cartography.

Unique curated sequence presents maps in thought-provoking juxtapositions for lively, stimulating reading. Features some of the most influential mapmakers and institutions in history, including Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, Phyllis Pearson, Heinrich Berann, Bill Rankin, Ordnance Survey and Google Earth.

SPECIFICATIONS: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in) | Pages: 352 pp | Illustrations: 400 illustrations

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World:The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever.

Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.

SPECIFICATIONS: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in) | Pages: 352 pp | Illustrations: 400 illustrations



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback (2 books)
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 600 illustrations
ISBN: COLLECT100040C

On Map: Exploring The World:

"Map is an exquisite record of the miles and the millennia"
NPR

"Captivating... brings together more than 300 visually arresting maps spanning 3,000 years and every corner of the planet."
The New York Times Book Review

"The book successfully juxtaposes sets of maps in a provocative manner, replete with substantial descriptions and contextual captions... presents humanity's quest for a sense of place in a way that invites even a casual reader to savor its pages over a rain-soaked afternoon."
Forbes.com

On Plant: Exploring the Botanical World:

"300 of the loveliest botanical images ever collated."
Town and Country

"I am totally mesmerized by the extraordinary range of artists, scientists and technicians represented. Wonderful and absorbing and loving."
Edwina von Gal, Landscape Designer

"A glorious visual compendium of plants and flowers that spans thousands of years."
Atlas Obscura

"Celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants from around the world across all media - from murals in ancient Greece to a Napoleonic-era rose print and cutting-edge scans."
The Guardian

On Map: Exploring The World:

"Map is an exquisite record of the miles and the millennia"
NPR

"Captivating... brings together more than 300 visually arresting maps spanning 3,000 years and every corner of the planet."
The New York Times Book Review

"The book successfully juxtaposes sets of maps in a provocative manner, replete with substantial descriptions and contextual captions... presents humanity's quest for a sense of place in a way that invites even a casual reader to savor its pages over a rain-soaked afternoon."
Forbes.com

On Plant: Exploring the Botanical World:

"300 of the loveliest botanical images ever collated."
Town and Country

"I am totally mesmerized by the extraordinary range of artists, scientists and technicians represented. Wonderful and absorbing and loving."
Edwina von Gal, Landscape Designer

"A glorious visual compendium of plants and flowers that spans thousands of years."
Atlas Obscura

"Celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants from around the world across all media - from murals in ancient Greece to a Napoleonic-era rose print and cutting-edge scans."
The Guardian

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