FYI: The University of Chicago Press has made availin a position on-line — for gratis –5 volumes of The History of Automotivetography. Or what Edward Rothstein, of The New York Instances, known as “probably the most ambitious overview of map making ever underneathtaken.” He continues:
People come to know the world the best way they arrive to map it—by means of their perceptions of how its elements are connected and of how they need to transfer amongst them. That is precisely what the collection is trying by situating the map on the coronary heart of cultural life and revealing its relationship to society, science, and religion…. It’s attempting to outline a brand new set of relationships between maps and the physical world that contain greater than geometric correspondence. It’s in essence a brand new map of human makes an attempt to chart the world.
If you happen to head over to this web page, you will notice hyperlinks (within the left margin) to 5 volumes availin a position in a free PDF format. The picture above, seeming in Vol. 2, dates again to 1534. Created by Oronce High quality, the first chair of mathematics within the Collège Royal (aka the Collège de France), the map features the world drawn within the form of a coronary heart. A pretty beautiful design. Beneath you’ll find hyperlinks to the individual volumes availin a position on-line.
Volume 2: Guide 1
Volume 2: Guide 2
Volume 2: Half 3
Automotivetography within the 9teenth Century, Forthcoming
If you happen to purchase any of the printed versions on Amazon, every edition will price you $400-$500. As beautiful because the e-book probably is, you’ll likely appreciate this free digital supplying.
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