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Cartophilia: Maps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderland

Catherine Tatiana Dunlop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226173023
eISBN:
9780226173160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173160.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The period between the French Revolution and the Second World War saw an unprecedented proliferation of mapmaking and map reading across modern European society. This book explores the “age of ... More


What Makes a Good Border?

Catherine Tatiana Dunlop

in Cartophilia: Maps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226173023
eISBN:
9780226173160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173160.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter explores how citizen mapmakers in modern France and Germany invented new kinds of unofficial territorial boundaries that rivalled the official state borders discussed in Chapter 1. These ... More


Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire

Steven Seegel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226744254
eISBN:
9780226744278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226744278.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The simplest purpose of a map is a rational one: to educate, to solve a problem, to point someone in the right direction. Maps shape and communicate information, for the sake of improved orientation, ... More


. Europe Looks East

in Korea: A Cartographic History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226753645
eISBN:
9780226753669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753669.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the cartographic emergence of Korea in early European maps. This production of global knowledge was not so much a cartographic imposition as a cartographic encounter between ... More


The Colonial Grid

in Korea: A Cartographic History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226753645
eISBN:
9780226753669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753669.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how Japanese mapmakers incorporated Korea, which was surveyed as a form of geographical intelligence gathering, especially to take an inventory of the nation's stock of land ... More


Twentieth-Century American Road Maps and the Making of a National Motorized Space

James R. Akerman

in Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that a symbiosis existed between road maps and the development of American automobile highways. Particularly in the early decades of the twentieth century, automobile maps and ... More


Revealing Replicas

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/9780226534329.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Many illustrators developed clean, book-friendly replicas by transcribing the map's key elements at a smaller, more manageable scale and adding labels describing its larger blocks of text. Full-size, ... More


The Artisanal Map, 1750–1815: Workshops and Shopkeepers from Lewis Evans to Samuel Lewis

Martin Brückner

in Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469632605
eISBN:
9781469632612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632605.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the colonial and revolutionary periods, American maps emerged from a medley of artisanal workshops that were steeped in the art of pictorial printmaking. Defined by the dual status of ... More


An Uneasy Smile: Herodotus on Maps and the Question of How to View the World

Mathieu de Bakker

in New Worlds from Old Texts: Revisiting Ancient Space and Place

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199664139
eISBN:
9780191809743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664139.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus, in contrast to some of his contemporaries, does not commit himself to the medium of maps. Instead, he ridicules mapmakers for the content and pretence of their works and makes characters ... More


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