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The commerce of cartography : making and marketing maps in eighteenth-century France and England

Author: Mary Sponberg Pedley
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Series: Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., lectures in the history of cartography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A thorough and provocative study of the business of cartography during the Enlightenment. The Commerce of Cartography charts a new cartographic landscape and will prove invaluable to scholars of economic history, historical geography, and the history of publishing."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Sponberg Pedley
ISBN: 0226653412 9780226653419
OCLC Number: 55877685
Description: xv, 345 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Getting to market --
2. costs of map production --
3. Getting and spending --
4. Plagiarism and protection --
5. Multiplying maps : the survey and printed charts of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island --
6. Giving pleasure to the public : telling good from bad.
Series Title: Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., lectures in the history of cartography.
Responsibility: Mary Sponberg Pedley.
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"A thorough and provocative study of the business of cartography during the Enlightenment. The Commerce of Cartography charts a new cartographic landscape and will prove invaluable to scholars of economic history, historical geography, and the history of publishing."--Jacket.

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