The History of Cartography, Volume 1

Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean

Edited by J. B. Harley and David Woodward

The History of Cartography, Volume 1
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Edited by J. B. Harley and David Woodward

622 pages | 32-page color insert, 40 color plates, 240 halftones | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 1987
Cloth $260.00 ISBN: 9780226316338 Published May 1987
By developing the broadest and most inclusive definition of the term "map" ever adopted in the history of cartography, this inaugural volume of the History of Cartography series has helped redefine the way maps are studied and understood by scholars in a number of disciplines.

Volume One addresses the prehistorical and historical mapping traditions of premodern Europe and the Mediterranean world. A substantial introductory essay surveys the historiography and theoretical development of the history of cartography and situates the work of the multi-volume series within this scholarly tradition. Cartographic themes include an emphasis on the spatial-cognitive abilities of Europe's prehistoric peoples and their transmission of cartographic concepts through media such as rock art; the emphasis on mensuration, land surveys, and architectural plans in the cartography of Ancient Egypt and the Near East; the emergence of both theoretical and practical cartographic knowledge in the Greco-Roman world; and the parallel existence of diverse mapping traditions (mappaemundi, portolan charts, local and regional cartography) in the Medieval period.

Throughout the volume, a commitment to include cosmographical and celestial maps underscores the inclusive definition of "map" and sets the tone for the breadth of scholarship found in later volumes of the series.
Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
   J. B. Harley and David Woodward

Chapter 1: The Map and the Development of the History of Cartography
   J. B. Harley

PART ONE Cartography in Prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean


Chapter 2: Prehistoric Maps and the History of Cartography: An Introduction
   Catherine Delano Smith

Chapter 3: The Origins of Cartography
   G. Malcolm Lewis

Chapter 4: Cartography in the Prehistoric Period in the Old World: Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa
   Catherine Delano Smith

PART TWO Cartography in Ancient Europe and the Mediterranean


Chapter 5: Cartography in the Ancient World: An Introduction,
   O. A. W. Dilke

Chapter 6: Cartography in the Ancient Near East
   A. R. Millard

Chapter 7: Egyptian Cartography
   A. F. Shore

Chapter 8: The Foundations of Theoretical Cartography in Archaic and Classical Greece
   Prepared by the editors from materials supplied by Germaine Aujac

Chapter 9: The Growth of an Empirical Cartography in Hellenistic Greece
   Prepared by the editors from materials supplied by Germaine Aujac

Chapter 10: Greek Cartography in the Early Roman World
   Prepared by the editors from materials supplied by Germaine Aujac

Chapter 11: The Culmination of Greek Cartography in Ptolemy
   O. A. W. Dilke with additional material supplied by the editors

Chapter 12: Maps in the Service of the State: Roman Cartography to the End of the Augustan Era
   O. A. W. Dilke

Chapter 13: Roman Large-Scale Mapping in the Early Empire
   O. A. W. Dilke

Chapter 14: Itineraries and Geographical Maps in the Early and Late Roman Empires
   O. A. W. Dilke

Chapter 15: Cartography in the Byzantine Empire
   O. A. W. Dilke with additional material supplied by the editors

Chapter 16: Cartography in the Ancient World: A Conclusion
   O. A. W. Dilke

PART THREE Cartography in Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean


Chapter 17: Medieval Maps: An Introduction
   P. D. A. Harvey

Chapter 18: Medieval Mappaemundi
   David Woodward

Chapter 19: Portolan Charts from the Late Thirteenth Century to 1500
   Tony Campbell

Chapter 20: Local and Regional Cartography in Medieval Europe
   P. D. A. Harvey

Chapter 21: Concluding Remarks
   J. B. Harley and David Woodward

List of Contributors
Bibliographical Index
General Index
   Jeffrey Pinkham
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