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The Map Tour is an exquisite collection of maps tracing the evolution of tourism from the late 1600s to the elite realms of the Grand Tour and then beyond the boundaries of the known world. Produced with the Royal Geographical Society, with access to their archives of rare maps, it charts a course across the globe on the first steam voyages, captures the romance of the golden age of train travel and navigates to the heart of why we travel.

Arranged chronologically and including personal anecdotes, diary extracts and photographs of intrepid early travellers, The Map Tour looks at the ways in which maps facilitated and directed the travel industry. It reveals the progress in mapmaking techniques and shows how people used maps to navigate and understand the world. It considers the shape of global tourism today, reflecting on just how accessible the world has become.

The map tour - Hugh Thomson

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Title
The map tour
Author
Hugh Thomson
format
Hardback
Publisher
Andre Deutsch
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20181004

The Map Tour is an exquisite collection of maps tracing the evolution of tourism from the late 1600s to the elite realms of the Grand Tour and then beyond the boundaries of the known world. Produced with the Royal Geographical Society, with access to their archives of rare maps, it charts a course across the globe on the first steam voyages, captures the romance of the golden age of train travel and navigates to the heart of why we travel.

Arranged chronologically and including personal anecdotes, diary extracts and photographs of intrepid early travellers, The Map Tour looks at the ways in which maps facilitated and directed the travel industry. It reveals the progress in mapmaking techniques and shows how people used maps to navigate and understand the world. It considers the shape of global tourism today, reflecting on just how accessible the world has become.

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Hugh Thomson is an author, film-maker and explorer whose books include The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland, 50 Wonders of the World and The Green Road into the Trees, which won the 2014 Wainwright Prize for nature and travel writing. Since the age of 21 he has led expeditions to Peru and is one of one of Britain's leading explorers of Inca settlements.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Maps.|Cartography - History.|Tourist maps - History.|Tourism - History.|Voyages and travels - History.|Travel - History.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
224

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