Über den Autor
Dennis Reinhartz is professor emeritus of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he spent 35 five years as a professor of history and Russian. He has edited and contributed chapters to numerous academic books, including Mapping of Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwest Frontier and The Mapping of the American Southwest.
An illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, from the sixteenth through to the nineteenth centuries, that explores not only the embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the world in which they were created. It includes monsters real and imagined; ships actual and archetypical; and fauna ranging from buffalo to unicorns.