Thursday, August 6, 2009
group of maps is called atlas.
The earliest atlases were not called by that name at the time of their publication, as it was introduced in 1595 by Gerardus Mercator. know information about world.
The Atlas Mts. are a climatic barrier between the Mediterranean basin and the Sahara DesertThe first publisher to associate the Titan Atlas with a group of maps was Lafreri, on the title-page to "Tavole Moderne Di Geografia De La Maggior Parte Del Mondo Di Diversi Autori ...". However, he did not use the word "atlas" in the title of his work.
The origin of the term atlas is a common source of misconception, perhaps because two different mythical figures named 'Atlas' are associated with mapmaking.The Atlas Mts., predominantly folded mountains of sedimentary rock, were uplifted during the late Jurassic period.
Geologically related to the Alpine system of Europe, they are separated from the Sierra Nevada of Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar and from Sicily and the Apennines of Italy by the Mediterranean Sea; the Canary Islands are a westward extension