Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea: 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018

Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea: 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018

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This book comprises 17 chapters derived from new research papers presented at the 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, held in Oxford from 13 to 15 September 2018 and jointly organized by the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. The overall conference theme was ‘Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea’. The book presents a breadth of original research undertaken by internationally recognized authors in the field of historical cartography and offers a significant contribution to the development of this growing field and to many interdisciplinary aspects of geography, history and the geographic information sciences. It is intended for researchers, teachers, postgraduate students, map librarians and archivists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030234492
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
Edition description: 1st ed. 2020
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alexander James Kent is Reader in Cartography and Geographic Information Science at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), where he lectures on cartographic history and design, GIS, remote sensing and on European and political geography. His research explores the relationship between maps and society, particularly the intercultural aspects of topographic mapping and the aesthetics of cartography. Alex is also the Editor of The Cartographic Journal, the Immediate Past President of the British Cartographic Society, the Chair of the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping, and the Chair of the ICA World Cartographic Forum.

Soetkin Vervust is a postdoctoral research fellow at the VUB – Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and Newcastle University (UK). Her research interests lie in eighteenth and nineteenth century military cartography, the use of digital techniques for the study of old maps, and their applicability to historical geography and landscape archaeology. She has served as Executive Secretary of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography since 2015.

Imre Josef Demhardt is interested in post-enlightenment cartography, colonialism and regional studies, with a focus on Central Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and North America. In addition to having published numerous articles and several books on these subjects, he is involved as co-editor of Vol. 5 (Nineteenth Century) in the encyclopedic project on the History of Cartography. He holds the Garrett Chair in the History of Cartography at the University of Texas at Arlington and currently serves as Chair of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography.

Nick Millea has been Map Librarian at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, since 1992. He served as Bibliographer for Imago Mundi (2005–10 and 2012–15) and is a founding member and co-convenor of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography (TOSCA). Most recently, he has co-curated the Talking Maps exhibit at the Bodleian Library and has written the exhibit’s complementary books: Talking Maps and Fifty Maps and the Stories They Tell.

Table of Contents

Part I - The Far East:- Sketching Layers in Japan: Mineral Wealth, Geo-bodies and Imperial Territory:- Putting America's First Empire on the Map: American Early Efforts to Map the Philippine Islands:- The Exploration and Survey of the Outlying Islands of the Dutch East Indies:- A View from Inside: Chinese Mapping of the World Against the Backdrop of Colonial Experience:- Part II - The Middle East and India:- French Cartographic Services in the Levant: Putting Syria and Lebanon on the Map of the Empire:- Surveying Empires: Archaeologies of Colonial Cartography and the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India:- War Cartography in the Survey of India, 1920–1946:- Part III - Mapping the World:- Red Star to Red Lion: The Soviet Military Mapping of Oxford:- Maps Against Imperialism: Frank Horrabin and Alexander Radó's Atlases in the Interwar Period:- Empire as Spectacle: Harmsworth's Atlas of the World and Pictorial Gazetteer with an Atlas of the Great War:- Part IV - Mapping Boundaries:- Mapping Changes in Ottoman-Austrian Borders during the Eighteenth Century:- Lines on the Map: International Boundaries:- Part V - Toponyms:- German Names in the Kilimanjaro Region:- The French Map of Beirut (1936):- Part VI - Mapmakers:- Military or Missionary Map? The First Topographic Map of Northern New Spain (1725–1729):- ‘Dead on Arrival’: The Unused Cartographic Legacy of Carl Friedrich Reimer:- Head-hunters, Cannibals and Pirates: Surveying in the 1960s.

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