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History of Cartography Project
Matthew Edney, University of Wisconsin System

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Cartography in the European Enlightenment (Book)
Title: Cartography in the European Enlightenment
Editor: Pedley, Mary Sponberg
Editor: Edney, Matthew H.
Abstract: A comprehensive study of mapping in Europe (and Russia and the Ottoman Empire) between approximately 1650 and 1800, containing 481 entries by 209 contributors from 22 countries in addition to the USA, with 958 full-color illustrations. Its entries vary from broad, interpretive treatments of large themes to precise, factual accounts of people and things. The volume was designed around a series of conceptual clusters: Historiographic Context (how scholars have studied mapping in the European Enlightenment); Representational Contexts (the modes of mapping, in terms of both Surveying and Observation [property, boundary, topographical, and urban] and Conceptualization and Visualization [geographical, celestial, thematic, marine]); Methodological Contexts (the broad contexts of Art and Craft and of Science, incl. the mode of geodetic surveying); Political Contexts (the broad contexts of the emergent Public Sphere [Map Trade, Map Collecting] and of government and administration [Administrative and Military cartographies]); Individuals, Institutions, and Artifacts (people and things that have broad relevance to more than one mode or context); and Regional Contexts.
Year: 2019
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: University of Chicago Press website
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: Catalog record in WorldCat
Access Model: print, e-book
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9780226184753
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes