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Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Karen C. Pinto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

There are hundreds of cartographic images scattered throughout the medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of extant copies produced in a variety ... More


Introduction: Ways of Seeing Islamic Maps

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter One, “Introduction” introduces the reader to the subject of the KMMS Islamic maps: their number, location, language and dates. It presents a quick overview of the objectives and structure of ... More


KMMS World Maps Primer

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Four, “KMMS World Maps Primer” aims to make the KMMS maps ‘legible’ to the general reader. It discusses the forms that make up the classical Islamic KMMS map of the world and elaborates the ... More


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