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The atlas, one of the oldest types of geographic encyclopedias and reference works, has often been thought of as simply a group of maps bound together. Yet every atlas is conceived and shaped, put into meaningful order and made uniform in some way by its author, editor, or publisher. Editing Early and Historical Atlases was the title and focus of the twenty-ninth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, organized in honour of the completion of the final volume of the Historical Atlas of Canada.

The essays in this collection focus on two areas of inquiry: original editing problems associated with various atlases, from the earliest to the most recent, including the products of early author-publisher partnerships as well as modern multidisciplinary editorial and cartographic teams; and the analysis of a variety of different atlases, to give a diverse picture of an important reference work as it has evolved through the ages. The papers throw light on the nature and history of the evolution of the atlas as a book, and also on the atlas as a 'text' of contemporary times.

As James Akerman says in the introduction to his paper on the origins of the concept of the atlas, 'an atlas is a map of maps, and its editor a meta-cartographer. The editor's primary role in the creation of an atlas is not to draw maps but to make sense of them through the logic or structure of the entire book.'

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Seven papers focus on original editing problems associated with the various atlases from the earliest to the most recent, and the analysis of a variety of different atlases to demonstrate the diversity of the reference genre as it has evolved through the ages. Among the topics are atlases as maps to the maps they contain, Enlightenment France, the influence of structure on editorial decisions, and the Historical Atlas of Canada as a morality play. Lightly illustrated in black and white. No index. Canadian card order number: C95-931813-5.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802006233
Other:
Winearls, Joan
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Other:
Winearls, Joan
Editor:
Winearls, Joan
Author:
Winearls, Joan
Author:
Conference on Editorial Problems
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
Atlases
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Editing
Subject:
Atlases -- Editing -- Congresses.
Subject:
Maps & Road Atlases
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Conference on Editorial Problems
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19951131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
199

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