Lie of the Land: The Secret Life of Maps


Subject:
Maps , General Resources

Description:
Companion to a 2001-2002 exhibit that considers why maps are made, whether maps lead or mislead, and the uses of maps. Features a tour of selected items such as a 1783 British map proposing the boundary between the U.S. and British territory (now Canada), and a 1923 map of Africa's Gold Coast with a fictitious depiction of a hill that looks like an elephant. From the British Library.

Publisher:
British Library

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/lieland/m0-0.html


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