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The social life of maps in America, 1750-1860

Author: Martin Brückner
Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia : Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
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In the age of MapQuest and GPS, we take cartographic literacy for granted. We should not; the ability to find meaning in maps is the fruit of a long process of exposure and instruction. A "carto-coded" America - a nation in which maps are pervasive and meaningful - had to be created. The Social Life of Maps tracks American cartography's spectacular rise to its unprecedented cultural influence. Between 1750 and 1860,  Read more...
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Brückner, Martin, 1963-
Social life of maps in America, 1750-1860.
Williamsburg, Virginia : Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017020343
(OCoLC)985974741
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Brückner
ISBN: 9781469632612 1469632616 1469632624 9781469632629
OCLC Number: 1007823631
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introducing the social life of American maps --
American mapworks --
The artisanal map, 1750-1815: workshops and shopkeepers from Lewis Evans to Samuel Lewis --
The manufactured map, 1790-1830: centralization and integration from Mathew Carey to John Melish --
The industrial map, 1820-1860: innovation and diversification from Henry S. Tanner to S. Augustus Mitchell --
The spectacle of maps --
Public giants: re-staging power and the theatricality of maps --
Private properties: ornamental maps and the decorum of interiority --
Self-made spectacles: the look of maps and cartographic visualcy --
The mobilization of maps --
Looking small and made to go: the atlas and the rise of the cartographic vade mecum --
Cartographic transfers: education and the art of mappery --
Cartoral arts and material metaphors --
Price table-maps and their sales prices, 1755-1860 --
Inventory of 'John Melish geographer and map publisher'.
Responsibility: Martin Brückner.

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In the age of GPS, we take cartographic literacy for granted. We should not; the ability to find meaning in maps is the fruit of a long process of exposure and instruction. A "carto-coded" America -  Read more...

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