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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Atlas

An atlas is a collection of maps, traditionally bound into book form, but now most ... The first known book that could be called an atlas was constructed from the ...

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The ancient Greeks told tales about giant beings called Titans. The Titans one fought with the Greek gods and lost. So, the gods punished the Titans. Atlas's ...

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Jul 25, 2014 ... In later centuries, the figure of Atlas holding up the earth was often used at the front of a book of maps. So, a book of maps became known as an ...

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/atlas

An atlas is a book or collection of maps. ... Atlas was a giant (called a Titan) who was forced to carry the Earth and the heavens (usually pictured as a sphere) on ...

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Jan 8, 2015 ... We all are familiar with the book of maps or Atlas as we know it. Why a book of maps is called an Atlas? Sailors used to carry handmade maps ...

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Atlas was a titan in greek mythology and was a supporter of kronos in the war between titans and the olympian gods. He was the commander of the titan army,  ...

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Sep 27, 2015 ... I had always wondered why an Atlas was called an Atlas. I found two reasons. Here are both, so I hope this helps.-- Created using PowToon ...

www.thefreedictionary.com/atlas

Define atlas. atlas synonyms, atlas pronunciation, atlas translation, English dictionary ... A book or bound collection of maps, sometimes with supplementary illustrations and ... Also called telamon. a sculptural figure of a man used as a column.

www.uh.edu/engines/epi889.htm

Ortelius' market-driven invention of the first Atlas. ... He didn't call it an atlas. He called it a Theatre of the Round World. It sold like ... It was 1585 before the aging Mercator published the first volume of his own world map in book form. By then ...