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The sovereign map : theoretical approaches in cartography throughout history /

by Jacob, Christian; Dahl, Edward H.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006Edition: [English-language ed.].Description: xxiii, 417 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0226389537 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780226389530 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780226389530.Uniform titles: Empire des cartes. English.Subject(s): Cartography -- History
Contents:
What is a map? -- There are maps, and there are maps -- The map as mediation -- The raw materials of the map -- The printed map -- The atlas: a book of maps -- Pragmatics of the consultation of the map -- Tentative definitions -- Graphics, geometry, & figuration -- The border and graphic representation -- The framework and the Marteloio -- Forms and contours of the Earth -- Order/disorder: the minimal units of graphics -- "Hic sunt leones" -- The visible and reason -- Maps & writing -- The title of the map -- Names on the map: toponymy -- The map and its legends -- The cartographic image: the eye & memory -- Imaginary maps: a poetics of the drawing and the gaze -- Cartographic reading as construction -- Imaginary drifts -- From the map to geography: stages of an apprenticeship.
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"Originally published as L'empire des cartes: Approche thβeorique de la cartographie αa travers l'histoire, Editions Albin Michel, 1992"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-401) and index.

What is a map? -- There are maps, and there are maps -- The map as mediation -- The raw materials of the map -- The printed map -- The atlas: a book of maps -- Pragmatics of the consultation of the map -- Tentative definitions -- Graphics, geometry, & figuration -- The border and graphic representation -- The framework and the Marteloio -- Forms and contours of the Earth -- Order/disorder: the minimal units of graphics -- "Hic sunt leones" -- The visible and reason -- Maps & writing -- The title of the map -- Names on the map: toponymy -- The map and its legends -- The cartographic image: the eye & memory -- Imaginary maps: a poetics of the drawing and the gaze -- Cartographic reading as construction -- Imaginary drifts -- From the map to geography: stages of an apprenticeship.

Translated from the French.

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