This large format book – as large as we could make it without being exorbitantly expensive – contains a facsimile of the original book, which is even bigger. Unfortunately we couldn't see the original as it's in the French National Library (stolen by Napoleonic troops during the Peninsular Wars). In addition to the facsimile, the book recounts its making and documents the many original maps made by Francisco Rodrigues, comparing them to maps of today. This work of comparison was quite pains-taking and involved finding appropriate ways of superimposing his maps over contemporary ones. Considering the means at his disposal the maps are remarkably accurate. An interesting book to work on and an opportunity to delight in the beauty of the original.
Client University of Porto, UP Editora
Format 23cm x 33cm