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"A Map of the World" is a drama released in the year 1999, based on the novel of the same name by Jane Hamilton. It was directed by Scott Eliott. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, and David Strathairn. Sigourney Weaver was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama.

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

A map of the world is a delineation in perspective of the globe, as it would appear to an eye placed in a particular point. The circles bounding such a map represent the brass meridian; and the curve lines running across, at every ten degrees, ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. I - N. 4 by William Nicholson

A map of the world must represent two hemispheres; and they must both be drawn upon the plane of that circle which divides the two hemispheres. The first way is to project each hemisphere upon the plane of some particular circle, by the ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Gazetteer, Or Geographical Dictionary ... (1822)

Accompanied by an Atlas

It professes to exhibit a map of the world ; but the accuracy of the representation may be judged of, when we state that it is twenty-one feet in length, and only one in breadth. In fact, every feature is increased immeasurably in one direction, and ...

Google previewA Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary Containing... Memoirs of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Authors (1815)

by Charles Hutton

First, to construct a Map of the World, or a general Map. 1st Method. — A map of the world must represent two hemispheres ; and they must both be drawn upon the plane of that circle which divides the two hemispheres. The first way is to ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

The Greeks and Romans were competent cartographers, too; Ptolemy, a Greek astronomer and geographer, describes a map of the world (ca. ad 150) that shows remarkable knowledge of the size and shape of Eurasia and northern Africa.

Google previewA Classical and Archæological Dictionary of the Manners, Customs, Laws, Institutions, Arts,&c., of the celebrated nations of antiquity, and of the middle ages. To which is prefixed, A synoptical and chronological view of ancient history (1840)

Suetonius mentions a map of the world on vellum. – In the Middle age, the art was comparatively lost. Giraldus Cambrensis was one of the earliest geographers in this country, who constructed a map. To show the ignorance then prevailing ...

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I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs. (Sigourney Weaver)
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