Maps and Civilization

Cartography in Culture and Society, Fourth Edition

Norman J. W. Thrower

Maps and Civilization
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Norman J. W. Thrower

360 pages | 91 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 1995, 1997, 2007, 2014
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226007434 Will Publish May 2015
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.
 
For the fourth edition of Maps and Civilization, Thrower has added an additional chapter that serves to bring the volume completely up to date.
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
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