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Decolonizing the MapCartography from Colony to Nation

Decolonizing the Map: Cartography from Colony to Nation

James R. Akerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226422787
eISBN:
9780226422817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422817.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This volume considers consider the roles mapping has played in the passage from colony to nation—or, from dependent to independent state. The eight contributions, including a synoptic first chapter ... More

Dislocating the OrientBritish Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Daniel Foliard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

While the twentieth century’s conflicting visions and exploitation of the Middle East are well documented, the origins of the concept of the Middle East itself have been largely ignored. With ... More

Lost Maps of the CaliphsDrawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

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

Medieval Islamic MapsAn Exploration

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

The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

Benjamin B. Olshin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226149820
eISBN:
9780226149967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This book, The Mysteries of the “Marco Polo” Maps, introduces the reader to a very curious collection of little-known maps relating to the voyages of Marco Polo. As far as history tells us, Marco ... More

Rome Measured and ImaginedEarly Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Jessica Maier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226127637
eISBN:
9780226127774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127774.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This book recounts the history of a genre, the city portrait, through imagery of Rome. Among the most popular categories of early modern print culture, the city portrait was also one of the most ... More

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