The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography, Tema 2002

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JHU Press, 2002 M10 3 - 331 páginas

In this collection of essays J. B. Harley (1932-1991) draws on ideas in art history, literature, philosophy, and the study of visual culture to subvert the traditional, "positivist" model of cartography, replacing it with one that is grounded in an iconological and semiotic theory of the nature of maps. He defines a map as a "social construction" and argues that maps are not simple representations of reality but exert profound influences upon the way space is conceptualized and organized. A central theme is the way in which power—whether military, political, religious, or economic—becomes inscribed on the land through cartography. In this new reading of maps and map making, Harley undertakes a surprising journey into the nature of the social and political unconscious.

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A collection of Harley's essays showing the range of his writings on maps. He consistently argues that maps convey much more that the geographical representation that meets the eye at first glance. He shows political and cultural subtexts are in all maps. Leer comentario completo

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Subscribers coats of arms from John Senex A New General
18
ONE Text and Contexts in the Interpretation of Early Maps
33
TWO Maps Knowledge and Power
51
THREE Silences and Secrecy
83
Atlas 1721
122
Boston Its Environs and Harbour with the Rebels Works 1775
127
Seats of nobility in Cambridgeshire from Emmanuel Bowen The Royal English Atlas 1778
130
Parklands in Buckinghamshire from John Cary New and Correct English Atlas 1787
132
John Smith New England Observed 1616
175
Detail from John Foster A Map of NewEngland 1677
176
King Philip
177
Detail from John Smith New England Observed 1616
182
William Wood The South Part of NewEngland 1639
184
John Foster A Map of New England 1677
186
Robert Morden and William Berry A Map of New England 1676
189
Sir William Alexander A Mapp of New Englande 1625
193

W Sculls map of Pennsylvania 1775
137
Beaver inset from Herman Moll A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye Continent of North America 1715
139
Cartouche from Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia Containing the Whole Province of Maryland 1755
140
Solomon Boltons North America 1752
143
A model of the world made on the ground by Powhatan Indians in 1607
172
John Smith Map of Virginia 1612
173
SEVEN Can There Be a Cartographic Ethics?
197
Notes
209
Works by J B Harley compiled by Matthew H Edney
281
References
297
Index
323
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J. B. Harley lectured in historical geography at the Universities of Liverpool and Exeter before moving to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His ideas on the meaning of maps have influenced not just geographers and map historians but also students of art history and literature. At Milwaukee he began, with David Woodward, the multivolume History of Cartography, the first volume of which was published in 1987. Paul Laxton lectured in the Department of Geography at the University of Liverpool for more than thirty years. He is now an independent scholar. J. H. Andrews is a retired professor of geography at Trinity College, Dublin and author of A Paper Landscape: The Ordnance Survey in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and Shapes of Ireland.

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