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The first book of volume 2 of the monumental History of Cartography focuses on mapping in non Western cultures, an area of study traditionally overlooked by Western scholars Extensive original research makes this the foremost source for defining, describing, and analyzing this vast and unexplored theater of cartographic history Book 1 offers a critical synthesis of maps, mapmaking, and mapmakers in the Islamic world and South Asia The six volume set is certain to be the standard reference for all subsequent scholarship The editors have assembled and analyzed a vast collection of knowledge If the first volume is an indication, the complete set will be comprehensive and judicious John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review As well as enlarging the mind and lifting the spirits through the sheer magnitude of its endeavor, the collection delights the senses The illustrations are exquisite browsing fingers will instinctively alight on the sheaf of maps reproduced on stock slightly thicker than that of the text The maps are so beguiling in the tantalizing glimpses they offer of other, seemingly incomprehensible, worlds, that the sight of them will stir the connoisseur in even the most guarded scholar Ronald Rees, Geographical Review The corpus it brings to light, along with the extensive references, bibliography, and exhaustive appendices containing valuable comments about many of the pieces discussed, together make this book an important resource for the scholar Robert Provin, Professional Geographer This volume is a landmark of new research and will certainly contribute to further discoveries, translations, interpretations, inventories, precise dating and the construction of stemmata Christian Jacob, Cartographica In seeking to characterize the cartography of premodern Islamic and south Asian societies, the editors offer the image of an archipelago of cartographically conscious islands in a silent sea The research potential which they have revealed is clearly vast and underappreciated, with many islands still to be discovered or enlarged This important book, does , therefore, than plug a huge gap in cartographic historiography It provides the foundation for crosscultural cartographic research in two major world regions Jeffrey Stone, Ecumene...

Title : The History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 1: Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies
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ISBN : 0226316351
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : University of Chicago Press 1 edition August 15, 1992
Number of Pages : 604 pages
File Size : 991 KB
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