Published in association with the Royal Geographical Society, the authoritative Philip's
Essential World Atlas presents the world in cartography of exceptional quality.
The 144 pages of physical and political maps - fully revised and updated - have been
selected to provide balanced coverage of the continents, while giving prominence to
densely populated and economically or strategically important areas. Projections and
scales have been chosen to maximize legibility and minimize distortion over the largest
Acclaimed by geographers everywhere, Philip's physical maps combine relief shading with
layer-coloured contours to give a stunning visual impression of the Earth's surface, while
charting physical features, settlements and communications with meticulous accuracy.
Included also is a superb 26-page 'Images of Earth' section, showing 25 of the world's
most important cities and regions in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas in
breath-taking satellite imagery.
In addition, the atlas features a series of fascinating maps depicting our ocean seafloors
in stunning detail.
C ompleting the atlas, and with full latitude and longitude co-ordinates along with letterfigure
grid references, the extensive index of over 64,000 names includes geographical
features such as mountains, rivers, lakes and deserts, as well as provinces, towns and
- Publication Date:
- 08 / 12 / 2017
- 254 x 345 x 28mm