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The history of cartography

Author: J B Harley; David Woodward; Mark S Monmonier
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987-<2015>
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When the University of Chicago Press launched the landmark History of Cartography series nearly thirty years ago, founding editors J.B. Harley and David Woodward hoped to create a new basis for map history. They did not, however, anticipate the larger renaissance in map studies that the series would inspire. But as the renown of the series and the comprehensiveness and acuity of the present volume demonstrate, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
History of cartography.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987-<c2003>
(OCoLC)571469020
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J B Harley; David Woodward; Mark S Monmonier
ISBN: 0226316335 9780226316338 0226316351 9780226316352 0226316378 9780226316376 9780226534701 0226534707 9780226534718 0226534715 9780226907321 0226907325 0226907287 9780226907284 0226907333 9780226907338 0226907341 9780226907345 022615212X 9780226152127 9780226534695 0226534693
OCLC Number: 13456456
Notes: Vol. <6> edited by: Mark Monmonier.
Awards: Winner of American Historical Association James Henry Breasted Prize 1999
Description: volumes <1-2, 6; in 5> : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Cartography in prehistoric, ancient, and medieval Europe and the Mediterranean --
v. 2, bk. 1. Cartography in the traditional Islamic and South Asian societies --
v. 2, bk. 2. Cartography in the traditional East and Southeast Asian societies --
v. 2, bk. 3. Cartography in the traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific societies --
v. 3. Cartography in the European Renaissance --
v. 4. Cartography in the age of science, enlightenment and expansion --
v. 5 Cartography in the nineteenth century --
v. 6. Cartography in the twentieth century / edited by Mark Monmonier ; associate editors Peter Collier, Karen Severud Cook, A. Jon Kimerling, Joel L. Morrison.
Responsibility: edited by J.B. Harley and David Woodward.
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Although they are often rendered in forms unfamiliar to Western eyes, maps have existed in most cultures. In this text contributors from a variety of disciplines collaborate to describe and address  Read more...

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"An important scholarly enterprise, the History of Cartography... is the most ambitious overview of mapmaking ever undertaken." - Edward Rothstein, New York Times"

 
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