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Discovering Pierre Desceliers' World Map

Duration: 02:03

A short film that explores the significance of Pierre Desceliers' World Map, a visual encyclopaedia from the Renaissance.

Denis Lawson explains how this historical map shows us our growing knowledge of the world in the Age of Discovery.

Available since: Wed 31 Mar 2010

This clip is from

The Beauty of Maps

Documentary series showing how maps can be appreciated as art in their own right.

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