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History of Cartography




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Editore:

Routledge

Pubblicazione: 12/2009
Edizione: Edizione nuova, 2° edizione





Note Editore

This illustrated work is intended to acquaint readers with the early maps produced in both Europe and the rest of the world, and to tell us something of their development, their makers and printers, their varieties and characteristics. The authors' chief concern is with the appearance of maps: they exclude any examination of their content, or of scientific methods of mapmaking. This book ends in the second half of the eighteenth century, when craftsmanship was superseded by specialized science and the machine. As a history of the evolution of the early map, it is a stunning work of art and science.This expanded second edition of Bagrow and Skelton's History of Cartography marks the reappearance of this seminal work after a hiatus of nearly a half century. As a reprint project undertaken many years after the book last appeared, finding suitable materials to work from proved to be no easy task. Because of the wealth of monochrome and color plates, the book could only be properly reproduced using the original materials. Ultimately the authors were able to obtain materials from the original printer Scotchprints or contact films made directly from original plates, thus allowing the work to preserve the beauty and clarity of the illustrations.Old maps, collated with other materials, help us to elucidate the course of human history. It was not until the eighteenth century, however, that maps were gradually stripped of their artistic decoration and transformed into plain, specialist sources of information based upon measurement. Maps are objects of historical, artistic, and cultural significance, and thus collecting them seems to need no justification, simply enjoyment.




Sommario

PrefaceList of IllustrationsForeword: The early map1 Maps of primitive peoples2 Cartography in the ancient world3 The Christian Middle Ages4 Islamic cartography5 Mediaeval sea-charts6 World maps of the later Middle Ages7 Ptolemy and the Renaissance8 The fifi rst printed maps9 The end of the Middle Ages10 The cartography of the Great Discoveries11 Nautical cartography in the 16th century12 Map workshops and the world map of the 16th century13 The mapping of European countries Italy 144, Germany 147, Switzerland 154, Austria-Hungary and South-east Europe 156, The Netherlands 159, France 160, Spain and Portugal 161, Great Britain and Ireland 162, Scandinavia 165, Eastern Europe 170,Russia 170, The Map of Europe14 The century of atlases15 The mapping of America16 The cartography of Asian peoples China 197, Manchuria and Central Asia 203, Korea 204, Japan 204, India 207, South-east Asia 208, Persia and Arabia 208, TurkeyPostscript: Craftsmanship and design in early cartographyNotes to the textList of cartographersBibliographyIndex







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ISBN:

9781412811545

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: Ø 2.70 lb
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:32 pp. of colour maps + 132 black & white illustrations
Pagine Arabe: 312






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