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New Nature of Maps Essays in the History of Cartography

ISBN-10: 0801870909
ISBN-13: 9780801870903
Edition: 2001
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Description: In these essays the author draws on ideas in art history, literature, philosophy and the study of visual culture to subvert the traditional 'positivist' model of cartography and replace it with one grounded in an iconological and semiotic theory of  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

In these essays the author draws on ideas in art history, literature, philosophy and the study of visual culture to subvert the traditional 'positivist' model of cartography and replace it with one grounded in an iconological and semiotic theory of the nature of maps.

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Preface
Introduction: Meaning, Knowledge, and Power in the Map Philosophy of J. B. Harley
Text and Contexts in the Interpretation of Early Maps
Maps, Knowledge, and Power
Silences and Secrecy: The Hidden Agenda of Cartography in Early Modern Europe
Power and Legitimation in the English Geographical Atlases of the Eighteenth Century
Deconstructing the Map
New England Cartography and the Native Americans
Can There Be a Cartographic Ethics?
Notes
Works by J. B. Harley
References
Index

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