skip to content
The new nature of maps : essays in the history of cartography Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The new nature of maps : essays in the history of cartography

Author: J B Harley; Paul Laxton
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Focusing on historical examples and the practices of modern cartography, J.B. Harley (1932-1991) offers an alternative to the dominant view that Western cartography since the Renaissance has been a progressive technological, scientific, and objective trajectory of development. This traditional view asserts that maps produce an accurate relational model of terrain and, as such, epitomize representational modernism,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harley, J.B. (John Brian).
New nature of maps.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)697737965
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J B Harley; Paul Laxton
ISBN: 0801865662 9780801865664 9780801870903 0801870909
OCLC Number: 45024500
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Center for American Plates, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Harrisonburg, Virginia."
Description: xv, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Texts and contexts in the interpretation of early maps --
Maps, knowledge, and power --
Silences and secrecy: the hidden agenda of cartography in early modern Europe --
Power and legitimation in the English geographical atlases of the eighteenth century --
Deconstructing the map --
New England cartography and the Native Americans --
Can there be a cartographic ethics?
Responsibility: J.B. Harley ; edited by Paul Laxton ; introduction by J.H. Andrews.
More information:

Abstract:

Focusing on historical examples and the practises of modern cartography, these essays seek to subvert the traditional, "positivist" model of cartography. They replace the traditional model with one  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"The 'new nature' of maps reflects the sea change in the discipline of the history of cartography that has occurred, to a remarkable degree instigated by Brian Harley." -- John Cloud, Technology and Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(13)

User lists with this item (5)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45024500> # The new nature of maps : essays in the history of cartography
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "45024500" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Place/baltimore_md> ; # Baltimore, Md.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mdu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/cartografie> ; # Cartografie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/cartographie_histoire> ; # Cartographie--Histoire
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/historische_karte> ; # Historische Karte
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85020520> ; # Cartography--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Thing/aufsatzsammlung> ; # Aufsatzsammlung
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/geographie> ; # Geographie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/illustration> ; # Illustration
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/kartographie> ; # Kartographie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/interpretation> ; # Interpretation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/cartography> ; # Cartography
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/karte> ; # Karte
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/526.09/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/historische_kartographie> ; # Historische Kartographie
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/11325867> ; # Paul Laxton
    schema:copyrightYear "2001" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/100187104> ; # John Brian Harley
    schema:datePublished "2001" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/53111488> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Aufsatzsammlung"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/697737965> ;
    schema:name "The new nature of maps : essays in the history of cartography"@en ;
    schema:productID "45024500" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/45024500#PublicationEvent/baltimore_md_johns_hopkins_university_press_2001> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Agent/johns_hopkins_university_press> ; # Johns Hopkins University Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/45024500#Review/1419646990> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=009516802&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/jhu051/00047804.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801865664> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801870903> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA207548> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/45024500> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Agent/johns_hopkins_university_press> # Johns Hopkins University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Johns Hopkins University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Place/baltimore_md> # Baltimore, Md.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Baltimore, Md." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Thing/aufsatzsammlung> # Aufsatzsammlung
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Aufsatzsammlung" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/cartographie_histoire> # Cartographie--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Cartographie--Histoire"@en ;
    schema:name "Cartographie--Histoire"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/historische_karte> # Historische Karte
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Historische Karte"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53111488#Topic/historische_kartographie> # Historische Kartographie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Historische Kartographie"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85020520> # Cartography--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Cartography--History"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/100187104> # John Brian Harley
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Harley" ;
    schema:givenName "John Brian" ;
    schema:givenName "J. B." ;
    schema:name "John Brian Harley" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/11325867> # Paul Laxton
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Laxton" ;
    schema:givenName "Paul" ;
    schema:name "Paul Laxton" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801865664>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0801865662" ;
    schema:isbn "9780801865664" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801870903>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0801870909" ;
    schema:isbn "9780801870903" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/697737965>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "New nature of maps." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45024500> ; # The new nature of maps : essays in the history of cartography
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/45024500#Review/1419646990>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45024500> ; # The new nature of maps : essays in the history of cartography
    schema:reviewBody ""Focusing on historical examples and the practices of modern cartography, J.B. Harley (1932-1991) offers an alternative to the dominant view that Western cartography since the Renaissance has been a progressive technological, scientific, and objective trajectory of development. This traditional view asserts that maps produce an accurate relational model of terrain and, as such, epitomize representational modernism, which is rooted in the project of the Enlightenment; in sum, maps banish subjectivity from the image. Accordingly, cartographers have promoted a standard scientific model for their discipline, one in which a mirror of nature can be projected through geometry and measurement. Cartographers often mistakenly assess early maps by this modern yardstick, excising from the accepted canon of mapping not only maps from the premodern era but also those from other cultures that do not match Western notions of accuracy."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.