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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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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 ...

academlib.com/6159/geography/maps

The handy geography answer book ... Though maps are commonly printed on paper, they can come in a variety of ... Why is a book of maps called an atlas?

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No actually you are wrong. The book is called an Atlas because, in Greek mythology Atlas a Titan was forced by Zeus to hold up the Sky (Oreunous) from ...

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This going all the way back to the Gretician times. One of the Greek gods was named Atlas. He was the god they believed to hold the world on his shoulders.

www.uh.edu/engines/epi889.htm

Ortelius' market-driven invention of the first Atlas. ... Hooftman came to Ortelius and said, in effect, "Can't you chop these bedsheets into two-foot squares and publish the map of the world in a book? ... He called it a Theatre of the Round World.