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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 of Maps and Civilization incorporates numerous revisions, features new material throughout the book, and includes a new alphabetized bibliography.

Praise for previous editions of Maps 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

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< div> < div> 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.< br> The third edition of < i> Maps and Civilization< /i> incorporates numerous revisions, features new material throughout the book, and includes a new alphabetized bibliography.< br> & nbsp; < br> Praise for previous editions of < i> Maps and Civilization< /i> < br> & #8220; 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.& #8221; & #8212; L. M. Sebert, < i> Geomatica< /i> < /div> < /div>

About the Author

Norman J. W. Thrower is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. His other books include Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Longer View of Newton and Halley, Sir Francis Drake and the Famous Voyage, 1577-1580, and Original Survey and Land Subdivision.

Table of Contents

Preface

ONE 

Introduction: Maps of Preliterate Peoples

TWO

Maps of Classical Antiquity

THREE

Early Maps of East and South Asia

FOUR

Cartography in Europe and Islam in the Middle Ages

FIVE

The Rediscovery of Ptolemy and Cartography in Renaissance Europe

SIX

Cartography in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment

SEVEN

Diversification and Development in the Nineteenth Century

EIGHT

Modern Cartography: Official and Quasi-Official Maps

NINE

Modern Cartography: Private and Institutional Maps

APPENDIX A

Selected Map Projections

APPENDIX B

Short List of Isograms

APPENDIX C

Glossary

Notes

Illustration Sources

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226799742
Author:
Thrower, Norman J. W.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Cartography -- History.
Subject:
Geography-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
71 halftones, 23 line drawings
Pages:
362
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , < div> < div> 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.< br> The third edition of < i> Maps and Civilization< /i> incorporates numerous revisions, features new material throughout the book, and includes a new alphabetized bibliography.< br> & nbsp; < br> Praise for previous editions of < i> Maps and Civilization< /i> < br> & #8220; 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.& #8221; & #8212; L. M. Sebert, < i> Geomatica< /i> < /div> < /div>
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