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Jerry Brotton - What are maps for?

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Historian Jerry Brotton spoke to Festival sponsor Waterstones ahead of his event at the Cheltenham Literature Festival about the subjectivity of maps…

Brotton’s book A History of the World in Twelve Maps looks at the real reasons maps have been made throughout the centuries – from the earliest stone tablets, right through to state of the art digital techniques. He also told us about his ongoing work with Adam Lowe – creating a physical 3D map of the earth…

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