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When France was king of cartography : the patronage and production of maps in early modern France

Author: Christine Marie Petto
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Series: Toposophia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book investigates more than one thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, and analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over the course of two centuries in France. The book focuses on situated knowledge or "localized" interests reflected in these geographical productions. Through the lens of mapmaking, this book examines the relationship between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Marie Petto
ISBN: 9780739114407 0739114409 9780739117767 0739117769
OCLC Number: 73502672
Description: xiv, 215 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Patronage and cartographic glory --
Scientific cartography and statecraft --
Colonial mapping endeavors : the case of the Americas --
Selling maps and selling power.
Series Title: Toposophia.
Responsibility: Christine Marie Petto.
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Geographical works, as socially constructed texts, provide a source for historians and historians of science investigating the social institution of patronage, and the governmental initiatives and  Read more...

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