Cartography

Cartography[EPUB] ✹ Cartography ✾ Matthew H. Edney – Bluevapours.co.uk Over the past four decades the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and mapping practices across time and space As Over the past four decades the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and mapping practices across time and space As the current director of the project that has produced these volumes Matthew H Edney has a uniue vantage point for understanding what “Cartography” has come to mean and include   In this book Edney disavows the term Cartography rejecting the notion that maps represent an undifferentiated category of objects for study Rather than treating maps as a single unified group he argues scholars need to take a processual approach that examines specific types of maps—sea charts versus thematic maps for example—in the context of the uniue circumstances of their production circulation and consumption To illuminate this bold argument Edney chronicles precisely how the ideal of Cartography that has developed in the West since has gone astray By exposing the flaws in this ideal his book challenges everyone who studies maps and mapping practices to reexamine their approach to the topic The study of Cartography will never be the same.

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Cartography Epub ✓ Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 296 pages
  • Cartography
  • Matthew H. Edney
  • 11 March 2015
  • 9780226605548

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