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Early American cartographies

Author: Martin Brückner; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Ed. 1View all editions and formats
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"Drawing from both current historical interpretations and new interdisciplinary perspectives, this collection provides diverse approaches to understanding the multilayered exchanges that went into creating cartographic knowledge in and about the Americas. In the introduction, editor Martin Brückner provides a critical assessment of the concept of cartography and of the historiography of maps. The individual essays,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Brückner; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
ISBN: 9780807834695 0807834696
OCLC Number: 761014612
Notes: "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia"--Page [ii].
Description: xiii, 485 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Cartographic horizons and imperial politics: Deep archives : From abstraction to allegory : the imperial cartography of Vicente de Memije / Ricardo Padrón. Centers and peripheries in English maps of America, 1590-1685 / Ken MacMillan ; The (un)making of colonies: A compass of steer by : John Locke, Carolina, and the politics of restoration geography / Jess Edwards. Rebellious maps : José Joaquim da Rocha and the proto-independence movement in colonial Brazil / Junía Ferreira Furtado --
Catographic encounters and local knowledge: Native maps / mapping natives: The wrong side of the map? : the cartographic encounters of John Lederer / Gavin Hollis. An image to carry the world within it : performance cartography and the Skidi Star Chart / William Gustav Gartner. Closing the circle : mapping a native account of colonial land fraud / Andrew Newman ; Cosmopolitan maps: Competition over land, competition over empire : public discourse and printed maps of the Kennebec river, 1753-1755 / Matthew H. Edney. Building urban spaces for the interior : Thomas Penn and the colonization of eighteenth-century Pennsylvania / Judith Ridner. Mapping Havana in the Gentleman's magazine, 1740-1762 / Scott Lehman --
Meta-cartographies : icons, objects, and metaphors: National cartography and indigenous space in Mexico / Barbara E. Mundy. The spectacle of maps in British America, 1750-1800 / Martin Brückner. --
Hurricanes and revolutions / Michael J. Drexler.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Brückner.

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Maps were at the heart of cultural life in the Americas from before colonization to the formation of modern nation-states. The fourteen essays in "Early American Cartographies" examine indigenous and  Read more...

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A remarkable success. . . . [Its] greatest strength is the creativity to be found in making maps more complicated and broadening our definitions of what a map can be.--<i>Journal of Southern History Read more...

 
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