The Beauty Of Maps

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The Beauty Of Maps: Medieval Maps - Mapping The Medieval Mind
Medieval Maps - Mapping The Medieval Mind
Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  March 3, 2012

A rare chance to appreciate maps purely as objects of beauty, this series disengages from the geography and considers the end work of the cartographer as a splendid monument of engraving, painting, printing and colouring. Like any other art form, maps have an immediate and arresting effect - they have the power to distract, to reveal secrets, to unsettle and inspire. Some of history's most brilliant examples are examined here in incredible detail.

A rare chance to appreciate maps purely as objects of beauty, this series disengages from the geography and considers the end work of the cartographer as a splendid monument of engraving, painting, printing and colouring. Like any other art form, maps have an immediate and arresting effect - they have the power to distract, to reveal secrets, to unsettle and inspire. Some of history's most brilliant examples are examined here in incredible detail.

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