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Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

About a millennium ago, sometime between 1020 and 1050, in Cairo, a large illustrated book on the heavens and the Earth was completed. Modern scholars were unaware of its existence until its recent ... More


Displaying Information Maps and Graphs

Daniel R. Headrick

in When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution, 1700-1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135978
eISBN:
9780197561645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135978.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Not all those who contributed to the culture of information were members of the bourgeoisie. In the area of visual representation, two names—Cassini and ... More


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