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Mappae Mundi Medievalis

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mappae mundi of the middle ages carry meanings far beyond the conventional conceptions of mapping. The prime function of the medieval map was not to record exact geographical facts but to imitate ... More


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