Maps and their makers an introduction to the history of cartography by G. R. Crone

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Bibliography: p. 172-179.

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Statementby G. R. Crone.
SeriesHutchinson"s university library. Geography series.
LC ClassificationsGA201 .C7
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Pagination181 p.
Number of Pages181
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Open LibraryOL6154443M
ISBN 100090347943
LC Control Number54007744

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