Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Historical past of Cartography, the “Most Bold Overview of Map Making Ever,” Is Free On-line

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 1

The His­to­ry of Automotive­tog­ra­phy: Automotive­tog­ra­phy in Pre­his­toric, Historical, and Medieval Europe and the Mediter­ranean

Vol­ume 2: Guide 1

Automotive­tog­ra­phy within the Tra­di­tion­al Islam­ic and South Asian Soci­eties

Vol­ume 2: Guide 2

Automotive­tog­ra­phy within the Tra­di­tion­al East and South­east Asian Soci­eties

Vol­ume 2: Half 3

Automotive­tog­ra­phy within the Tra­di­tion­al African, Amer­i­can, Arc­tic, Aus­tralian, and Pacif­ic Soci­eties

Vol­ume 3: 

Automotive­tog­ra­phy within the Euro­pean Renais­sance: Half 1

Automotive­tog­ra­phy within the Euro­pean Renais­sance, Half 2 

Vol­ume 4:

Automotive­tog­ra­phy within the Euro­pean Enlight­en­ment

Vol­ume 5:

Automotive­tog­ra­phy within the 9­teenth Cen­tu­ry, Forth­com­ing

Vol­ume 6:

Automotive­tog­ra­phy within the Twen­ti­eth Cen­tu­ry

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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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Down­load 91,000 His­toric Maps from the Mas­sive David Rum­sey Map Col­lec­tion

40,000 Ear­ly Mod­ern Maps Are Now Freely Avail­in a position On-line (Cour­tesy of the British Library)

Behold an Incred­i­bly Detailed, Hand­made Map Of Medieval Commerce Routes

Historical Maps that Modified the World: See World Maps from Historical Greece, Child­lon, Rome, and the Islam­ic World

The World Map That Intro­duced Sci­en­tif­ic Map­mak­ing to the Medieval Islam­ic World (1154 AD)


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