The Oxford Map Companion: One Hundred Sources in World History

The Oxford Map Companion: One Hundred Sources in World History

By: Patricia Seed (author)Paperback

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Bringing together a rich and diverse collection of 100 historical maps from the Palaeolithic to the present, The Oxford Map Companion: One Hundred Sources in World History illustrates how peoples and cultures throughout the human past have imagined their worlds. The collection - which includes many never-before published maps - spans a broad spectrum of human time and cultural diversity. It also features a wide range of map types from every continent, including stick charts, porcelain maps, maps created on sealskin, celestial maps, powder-horn and buckskin maps, silk "escape maps," radio maps, ordnance surveys, subway maps, and maps of the Internet. Combining cutting-edge scholarship and accessibility, renowned scholar and award-wining author Patricia Seed presents new and innovative ways of looking at maps. Organized both chronologically and cartographically, nearly every historical map is accompanied by a locator map and/or schematic diagram - personally crafted by the author - that helps the reader to see the map in its geographical context and to grasp the meaning of its symbols, labels, and overall layout. A master chronology of world history in the front of the book and timelines at the beginning of each Part set the history of mapping in a global framework. Finally, every map includes a corresponding QR code that will allow readers to instantly explore a Google Earth outline of the area covered in the historical map on their smartphones.

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About Author

Patricia Seed is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of several books including American Pentimento: The Pursuit of Riches and the Invention of "Indians" (2001) and Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 (1995). In recent years, Seed has been intensively involved in research on old and new questions in cartography. She bring her skills in the use of digital imaging technologies (GIS and graphic design software) to the study-not only to reformulate the questions of the history of map making-but to offer historical and comparative scholarship new tools of analysis and new ways of representing the knowledge that it produces.

Contents

Preface ; Acknowledgments ; About the Author ; Introduction ; How this Book Works ; Timeline of World History ; Part One: Mapping the Skies: Prehistory - 1515 CE ; 1. Lascaux, France: Pleiades, c. 17,000 BCE ; 2. Polynesian Constellations, 300 BCE-1400 CE ; 3. African Star Lore ; 4. The Emu, Australia ; 5. The Origin of the Zodiac, Ancient Mesopotamia: 1130 BCE ; 6. Greek Constellations and Arabic Stars: The Almagest (150 CE) and Arabic Star Lists (1065 CE) ; 7. First Maps of the Greek Constellations, Persia, 964 CE ; 8. The Hebrew Zodiac, 1390 CE ; 9. Dunhuang Star Map (Tang Dynasty), 618-907 CE ; 10. Chinese Constellations (Song Dynasty), 1193 CE ; 11. From Sky to Land: Directions in China, 3000 BCE - Present ; 12. Albrecht Durer, Map of the Constellations, 1515 CE ; Part Two: Roads, Rivers, and Routes: 3000 BCE to 1300 CE ; 13. Ancient Mesopotamia: The Town of Nippur, c. 2300 BCE ; 14. Map of the Route to Paradise, Egypt, 2055-1650 BCE ; 15. Road Map to the Egyptian Quarries, 1150 BCE ; 16. Rivers and Roads: The Oldest Map in China, c. 239 BCE ; 17. Rome Mapped in Marble: The Severan Marbles, 203-211 CE ; 18. All Roads Lead To Rome: The Peutinger Table, c. 300 CE ; 19. River Maps: The Indus River, c. 1065 CE ; 20. Cairo to Constantinople: A Nautical Route along the Mediterranean, c. 1065 CE ; 21. Crusader Jerusalem, c. 1100 CE ; 22. Gough Map of Britain: Rivers and Routes, 1375 CE ; Part Three: Mapping the World 600 BCE - c. 1450 CE ; 23. Babylonian World Map, 600 BCE ; 24. Medieval Christian T-O Map, c. 600 CE ; 25. World Climate Map, c. Fifth Century CE ; 26. Medieval Islamic Map of the World, c. 1300 CE ; 27. First Map of Turkish Central Asia, 1072 CE ; 28. Hereford Mappa Mundi, 1300 CE ; 29. Idrisi's Circular Map of the World, 1165 CE ; 30. Earliest Known Ptolemaic Map of the World, c. 1300 CE ; 31. Fra Mauro's Map of the World, 1448-1459 CE ; 32. Buddhist World Map from Japan, 1710 CE ; 33. Jain World Map ; Part Four: An Expanding World, 1300 CE - 1570 CE ; 34. Catalan World Map, 1375 ; 35. Arabic Portolan, c. 1300 ; 36. Chart of the Mediterranean, Western Europe, and Western Africa, 1506 ; 37. Which Way Is North: An Introduction to the History of Directions in the West ; 38. Map of the Known World, by Martellus, c. 1490 ; 39. First Map of America: The Cantino Map, 1502 ; 40. Latitude and Longitude: The Keys to Expanding the World ; 41. Waldseemuller Map of the World ; 42. The Indian Ocean Mapped by Jorge Reinel ; 43. A Heart-Shaped Map ; 44. Magellan's Circumnavigation of the Globe, 1519-1522 ; 45. Abraham Ortelius, The Atlas, 1570, Part A ; 46. Abraham Ortelius, The Atlas, 1570, Part B ; 47. Mercator's World Map, 1569 ; Part Five: Worlds Colliding, c. 1550 - c. 1800 CE ; 48. Native Towns of Spanish Mexico, 1570 ; 49. Guaman Poma, Mappamundi as Satire, 1615 ; 50. Northeast Coast of North America, 1607 ; 51. East and Southeast Asia, 1625 ; 52. Nagasaki Harbor, Japan, 1764 ; 53. Tupaia's Map of Tahiti for Captain Cook, 1769 ; 54. North American Buckskin Map, 1774-1775 ; 55. Powder Horn Maps, 1750s-1780s ; 56. Slaves on the Gold Coast of Africa, 1729 ; 57. The Niger River Described by a Fulani Ruler, 1824 ; 58. The Cedid Atlas, 1803 ; 59. Napoleon's Advance and Retreat from Moscow, 1812-1813 ; Part Six: Land Surveys, c. 800 - 1800 CE ; 60. Japan: The First Rice Field Surveys, Eighth Century CE ; 61. Chinese County Maps: Dinghai County, 1226 CE ; 62. Elizabethan Tapestry Map, 1580 ; 63. The Land That Windmills Made: A Dutch Polder Map, 1712 ; 64. Paris on the Eve of the French Revolution, 1789 ; 65. Ordnance Survey Origins: Scotland's Loch Ness, 1747-1755 ; 66. Thai Map, c. 1782 ; 67. The Valley of Kashmir, 1836 ; 68. South Joella Province, Korea, 1800s ; 69. Japan: Gyoki Map on a Porcelain Plate, c. 1830 ; 70. Mongolian Land Survey, 1892 ; Part Seven: Mapping the Natural World, 1800 - 2000 ; 71. Bali: Rivers and Temples, 1930 ; 72. The Great Trigonometric Survey of India, 1802-1842 ; 73. Alexander Humboldt's Map of Plants on Chimborazo, 1803 ; 74. Geological Map of Southwestern England, 1815 ; 75. 1851 Whale Chart ; 76. Monsoon and Trade Wind Chart of the Indian Ocean, 1864 ; 77. Marshall Islands Stick Map, 1880s ; 78. Crown Price Islands in Disko Bay, Greenland, 1926 ; 79. Luba Mapping Device, Congo, 1930s ; 80. The Modern Zodiac, 1933 ; 81. Maps into Art: Aboriginal Map, 1989 ; 82. Map of the Ocean Floor, 1977 ; 83. Map of Antarctica, 2003 ; 84. Coastal Flooding in West Africa: Mapping the Future ; Part Eight: Empires, Wars, and Decolonization, 1884 - 1999 ; 85. Cape to Cairo: The Scramble for Africa, 1884-1885 ; 86. Territorial Claims in Central and Eastern Europe Prior to World War I ; 87. 1916 Trench Warfare Artillery Map, Flanders ; 88. Soviet Georgia, from the First Russian Atlas, 1937-1939 ; 89. Japanese Aviation Map of Korea, 1933 ; 90. Royal Air Force Map for Bombing Northern Germany, 1943 ; 91. World War II Silk Escape Map ; 92. Post-War New World Map, 1942 ; 93. Black Homeland Consolidation Proposals for South Africa, 1973 ; 94. Peoples and Nations of the Soviet Union, 1991 ; 95. Decolonization in Africa, 1960-1975 ; Part Nine: Mapping Transport and Communication Networks, 1884 - 2006 ; 96. Brazilian Railway Map, 1884 ; 97. French National Automobile Map, 1900 ; 98. Harry Beck's 1933 Map of the London Underground ; 99. Landing on 27R: London's Heathrow Airport, 2006 ; 100. Map of the Internet, 2003 ; Appendix: Google Earth and Google Maps ; Glossary ; Bibliography ; Credits ; Types of maps included in the volume ; Locations for the maps in the volume ; Index ; Technical Note

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780199765638
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780199765638
  • weight: 558
  • ISBN10: 0199765634

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