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Mapping the Body, Mapping the World: Mercator’s Atlas

Ayesha Ramachandran

in The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter locates the intellectual origins of Gerhard Mercator’s Atlas (1595) and the concept of the world it manifests in the medical, metaphysical, and theological interests that shaped ... More


Cartography

P. D. A. Harvey

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the progress and developments in the study of medieval cartography in Great Britain during the twentieth century. Throughout the twentieth century the study of medieval ... More


The Built Environment: Buckminster Fuller's Spaceship Earth

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Structural engineer Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome was a visible manifestation of holism. Held together in what he described as “synergetic” wholeness, each part relying on neighboring parts for ... More


Maps as Tools: Globalism, Regionalism, and the Erosion of Universal Cartography, 1940–1965

William Rankin

in After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The International Map of the World was effectively dormant during World War II, and not long after its postwar revival under the umbrella of the United Nations it was drastically reconceived in the ... More


A Buyer’s Market: Map Ownership in Venice and Florence, 1460–1630

Genevieve Carlton

in Worldly Consumers: The Demand for Maps in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255316
eISBN:
9780226255453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255453.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Through an analysis of over 3,000 household inventories, this chapter establishes that map ownership was more widespread than historians have previously assumed in Renaissance Venice and Florence. ... More


The Authority of Representation: A Single Map for All Countries, 1891–1939

William Rankin

in After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The International Map of the World – the IMW – was a hugely ambitious project to create a uniform atlas of the world in unprecedented detail. It was first proposed in 1891 by the German geographer ... More


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


Wall Maps and Worldviews

in Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534312
eISBN:
9780226534329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534329.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The equatorial Mercator world map is pervasively entrenched in the wall-map trade, although most wall-map catalogs offer world maps on other projections. Wall-map publishers readily embraced the ... More


Mapping India: Geographic Agnosticism in a Cartographic Context

in From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782241
eISBN:
9780804785389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782241.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter hypothesizes the sources of information and cartographic methods that allowed a rendering of northern India. It also considers the neglected question of how the elements of a Qianlong ... More


After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

William Rankin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the last several decades, paper maps have been gradually displaced by new electronic navigation systems like GPS. For many geographic tasks, the map’s familiar god’s-eye view from nowhere has ... More


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