Cartographies of Travel and Navigation (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
344
Utgivningsdatum
2006-08-01
Upplaga
Annotated ed
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Medarbetare
Akerman, James R. (ed.)
Illustrationer
11 colour plates, 81 halftoens, 4 line drawings
Dimensioner
235 x 160 x 30 mm
Vikt
740 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226010748

Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2006-08-01
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Finding one's way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the exception of navigational sea charts, the use of maps by travelers only became common in the modern era; indeed, in the last two hundred years, maps have become the most ubiquitous and familiar genre of modern cartography. Examining the historical relationship between travelers, navigation, and maps, Cartographies of Travel and Navigation considers the cartographic response to the new modalities of modern travel brought about by technological and institutional developments in the twentieth century. Highlighting the ways in which the travelers, operators, and planners of modern transportation systems value maps as both navigation tools and as representatives of a radical new mobility, this collection brings the cartography of travel-by road, sea, rail, and air-to the forefront, placing maps at the center of the history of travel and movement. Richly and colorfully illustrated, Cartographies of Travel and Navigation ably fills the void in historical literature on transportation mapping.
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James R. Akerman is director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, Chicago.