Maps and Man

ISBN-10: 0226799743
ISBN-13: 9780226799742
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships. The third edition ofMaps and Civilizationincorporates numerous revisions, features new material throughout the book, and includes a new alphabetized bibliography. nbsp; Praise for previous editions ofMaps and Civilization: “A marvelous compendium of map lore. Anyone truly interested in the development of cartography will want to have his or her own copy to annotate, underline, and index for handy referencing.”—L. M. Sebert,Geomatica

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 Nineteenth Century
Modern Cartography: Official and Quasi-Official Maps
Modern Cartography: Private and Institutional Maps
Selected Map Projections
Short List of Isograms
Glossary
Notes
Illustration Sources
Bibliography
Index

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