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 ...
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 ...
Dec 6, 2006 ... The first book that in hindsight could be called an atlas was constructed from the
calculations of Claudius Ptolemy, a geographer working in ...
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.thefreedictionary.com/book of maps
Noun 1. book of maps - a collection of maps in book form map collection, atlas
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which...
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 ...
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 ...
Atlas definition, a bound collection of maps. ... Also called telamon. ... Dominique
Browning's new book is Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, ...
Among these maps was the first map in an atlas devoted to the New World. ...
bind the maps together, into composite atlases (frequently called 'Lafreri atlases'
after ... a set of maps of the world, in book form, that could be more easily
(A collection of maps has been called an atlas since the 1500s, when the ...
picture of Atlas holding up the world—not the heavens—on the title page of his