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

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226451336

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.001.0001

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Virtual Travel in the Age of High Imperialism

Virtual Travel in the Age of High Imperialism

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(p.139) Chapter Five Virtual Travel in the Age of High Imperialism
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Dislocating the Orient
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Daniel Foliard

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0006

This chapter assesses the effects of the growing imperial involvement in the region on the cartographic production of the 1870s and 1880s. It describes how the biblically tinged Orientalism of the mid-Victorian era was eventually challenged by new conceptualizations. It shows how the confrontation with distant lands and the empire profoundly changed the way British people located themselves in the world. It also analyzes how representations of the region were shaped by innovative printing processes and mapmaking techniques. In doing so, it demonstrates that cartography was progressively exported out of its context of origin to become a widespread type of illustration.

Keywords:   cartography and imperialism, geographical imagination, journalistic cartography, history of tourism, history of education, print culture

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