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Our Forgotten History

Synopsis
Discusses the origins of printed map-making in Britain, from the work of Roman surveyors in the second century AD and the first printed world atlas published in Bologna in 1477. The methods of engraving and printing early maps are demonstrated. Illustrates the early maps and atlases of Ptolemy, Mercator, Ortelius, Saxton, Camden, John Speed, Blaeu, Ogilby and Morden.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Betamax, VHS. col. 45 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale
Uses
Undergraduate courses; adult education.*
Subjects
Geography
Keywords
maps and mapping

Credits

Director
Patrick McLoughlin
Producer
John Booth

Distributor

Name

Waywiser Films

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