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Maps and Civilization

Cartography in Culture and Society, Third Edition

Third Edition

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

362 pages | 71 halftones, 23 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2007

Geography: Cartography

History: General History

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

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