From Babylonian tablets to Google Maps the world has rapidly evolved and cartography has kept pace with these changes. Over 60 maps give a visual representation of the history of the world.Every map tells a story and this book tells the story of the world. Including many famous cartographic pieces along with some not so well known, see countries come and go and empires rise and fall. Maps included are: - Babylonian clay tablet, c. 600 BC - Ptoloemaic World Map, 1482 - The Hereford Mappa Mundi, c. 1290 - Waldseemuller World Map, 1507 - William Blaeu World Map, 1630 - Red-line map of North America, 1782 - Political map of the World, 1914 - Times Survey Atlas of the World, 1922 - World Powers, 1957 - The World at the millennium, 2000 Compiled by the team responsible for producing The Times Atlas of the World. Collins Bartholomew has been in the business of map production for over 175 years and has a worldwide reputation for providing a high quality custom and digital mapping service to a variety of markets, as well as delivering an extensive list of published products for its own parent, HarperCollins Publishers.