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Maps and civilization Cartography in culture and society

Author: Norman Joseph William Thrower
Publisher: Chicago London The Universty of Chicago Press 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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This introduction to the history of cartography charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the end of the 20th century. It includes the oldest known map and contemporary  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Joseph William Thrower
ISBN: 0226799735 9780226799735
OCLC Number: 1088010201
Description: XIII, 326 p. ill. 23 cm
Contents: Introduction - maps of preliterate peoples; maps of classical antiquity; early maps of East and South Asia; cartography in Europe and Islam in the Middle Ages; the rediscovery of Ptolemy and cartography in Renaissance Europe; cartography in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment; diversification and development in the 19th century; modern cartography - official and quasi-official maps; modern cartography - private and institutional maps. Appendices: selected map projections; short list of isograms.
Responsibility: Norman J. W. Thrower.

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