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Title Maps & civilization : cartography in culture and society / Norman J.W. Thrower.
Author Thrower, Norman J. W. (Norman Joseph William), author.
Publication Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition Third edition.
Description xiii, 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Call # 526.09 T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-326) and index.
Contents Introduction : Maps of preliterate peoples -- Maps of classical antiquity -- Early maps of East and South Asia -- Cartography in Europe and Islam in the Middle Ages -- The rediscovery of Ptolemy and cartography in Renaissance Europe -- Cartography in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment -- Diversification and development in the nineteenth century -- Modern cartography : official and quasi-official maps -- Modern cartography : private and institutional maps.
Summary In this introduction to the history of cartography, the author charts the links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships.
Subject Cartography -- History.
Cartography. (OCoLC)fst00848025
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title Maps and civilization
ISBN 9780226799742 (pbk.)
0226799743 (pbk.)

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