Author: Jonathan Land Evans
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2017
Maps of Bermuda have long attracted attention. In extended sequence, they not only tell the story of a small island and its inhabitnats, but reveal the changing preoccupations and fashions of the wider world. The maps range from vague and dangerous-looking representations on early hand-drawn charts to the golden age of decorative printed maps in the 1600s, the elegance of the Georgian era and the substantial Victorian period, into a revival of decorative maps of holiday resort Bermuda in the 1930s and ‘40s.
Wide-ranging and combining scholarship with connoisseurship, Bermuda Maps features many rare images of old maps from the early 1500s to the late 1940s, with analysis of their content, presentation, and context.
Size: 10 ½ x 12 3/8 x 1 ¼ inches
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