Illustrations by: Bernardo P. Carvalho
Today, could we even imagine a world without maps?
Yet, until a few centuries ago, we did not know the boundaries of the world. Many regions of the world were disconnected and unaware of each other. We knew nothing about the species and lands that existed in other regions or about the other people and their cultures. We had to travel to find out what the world is like: we left the house on a donkey or camel, on a ship or on foot and made our way to the unknown and returned with the amazing innovations about other places.
The voyages of monks, botanists, merchants, sailors, or painters contributed to our better acquaintance with the world, and thanks to this we became aware of the existence of others. In Atlas of Travels and Explorers, written by Isabel Minhós Martins and illustrated with the wonderful drawings of Bernardo P. Carvalho, the main heroes are monks, naturalists, travelers from all times and places, and their real adventures.
Let’s get on the road with Piteas, Xuanzang, Giovanni da Pian del Carpini, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Bartolomeu Dias, Evliya Çelebi, Jeanne Baret, Joseph Banks, Humboldt, Darwin, and Mary Henrietta Kingsley.
2021 Netherlands Vlag en Wimpel Award,
Non-Fiction Illustration Category
2018, 2019, 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair,
dPICTUS 100 Outstanding Picture Books
2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna Ragazzi Award,
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