The History of Cartography

Harley, J.B.; Woodward, David

Edité par The University of Chicago Press c. 1987-1998, Chicago & London, 1987
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Full contemporary publisher?s cloth with flat spine and gilt title on red label. Original decorative dust jacket included. , ?An important scholarly enterprise, the History of Cartography? is the most ambitious overview of map making ever undertaken. People come to know the world the way they come to map it ? through their perceptions of how its elements are connected and of how they should move among them. This is precisely what the series is attempting by situating the map at the heart of cultural life and revealing its relationship to society, science, and religion. It is trying to define a new set of relationships between maps and the physical world that involve more than geometric correspondence. It is in essence a new map of human attempts to chart the world.? ? Edward Rothstein, New York Times?A major scholarly publishing achievement? we will learn much not only about maps, but about how and why and with what consequences civilizations have apprehended, expanded, and utilized the potential of maps.? ? Josef W. Konvitz, IsisDavid Woodward (1942-2004) was a historian of cartography and cartographer. According to Malcolm Lewis in the (London) Independent, Woodward ?transformed the history of cartography from a directionless Eurocentric field into a respectable subject now global in scope.? John Brian Harley (1932-1991) was a geographer, cartographer, and map historian. , Size : 4to. (279x212mm). , Illustrated with a profusion of color and black and white illustrations. , Volume : Volume 1; Volume 2 Book. N° de réf. du libraire B4775

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Titre : The History of Cartography

Éditeur : The University of Chicago Press c. 1987-1998, Chicago & London

Date d'édition : 1987

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very good condition.

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

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