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12 April 2010

The Beauty of Maps - BBC Series

The Beauty of Maps - BBC Series
"Seeing The Art In Cartography"
An amazing array of interesting cartographic maps spanning centuries of maps that changed the perception of the world we see today.

Psalter 1260 Map

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/historical_maps.shtml#/psalter/intro/

Desceilers World Map 1550

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/historical_maps.shtml#/desceliers/intro/

Digital World Internet Data Movement Map

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/digital_worlds.shtml#/digital-worlds/highlights/global-data-exchange/


Clips can be previewed (UK only? iplayer restricts uk only - advise foxyproxy & a uk proxy)

*Can be seen on BBC Four in the coming weeks or on the BBC iPlayer

1/4. The story of the Hereford Mappa Mundi, the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world.
Next Monday 19th April, 20:30 BST on BBC Four
Medieval Maps - Mapping the Medieval Mind

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s2w83

Beauty of Maps main page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/index.shtml

Also see 'Animated History of European Mapmaking'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/map_making/index_embed.shtml

Look out for "Windows on the World" [starts Sunday 18 April 2010 21:00 BST BBC4 & HD]
"In a series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps aren't simply about getting from A to B but are revealing snapshots of defining moments in history and tools of political power and persuasion."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s2wvh
(thanks for the reminder from @steev8)

source: @mapperz

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