Maps and civilization Cartography in culture and society (Book, 1999) []
skip to content
New coming soon
Maps and civilization Cartography in culture and society

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

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...

More like this

Find a copy in the library

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


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.


Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Similar Items

Confirm this request

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

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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