The History of Cartography
Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient and Mediaeval Europe and the Mediterranean v. 1 74th
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History of Cartography by J.B. Harley
Book DescriptionBy developing the broadest and most inclusive definition of the term "map" ever adopted in the history of cartography, this inaugural volume of the "History of Cartography" series has helped redefine the way maps are studied and understood by scholars in a number of disciplines. Volume One addresses the prehistorical and historical mapping traditions of premodern Europe and the Mediterranean world. A substantial introductory essay surveys the historiography and theoretical development of the history of cartography and situates the work of the multi-volume series within this scholarly tradition. Cartographic themes include an emphasis on the spatial-cognitive abilities of Europe's prehistoric peoples and their transmission of cartographic concepts through media such as rock art; the emphasis on mensuration, land surveys, and architectural plans in the cartography of Ancient Egypt and the Near East; the emergence of both theoretical and practical cartographic knowledge in the Greco-Roman world; and the parallel existence of diverse mapping traditions ("mappaemundi," portolan charts, local and regional cartography) in the Medieval period. Throughout the volume, a commitment to include cosmographical and celestial maps underscores the inclusive definition of "map" and sets the tone for the breadth of scholarship found in later volumes of the series.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226316338
(290mm x 220mm x 48mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1987
Country of Publication: United States
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