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Maps and the Ideas they Express


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Brown, Lloyd A. The Story of Maps. Boston: Little, Brown, 1949.

Campbell, Tony. The Earliest Printed Maps, 1472–1500. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1987.

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Harley, J. B., and David Woodward, eds. The History of Cartography. Vol. 1. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. This is the first volume of an ongoing multivolume project.

Howse, Derek, and Michael Sanderson. The Sea Chart. Newton Abbot, U.K.: David and Charles, 1973.

Kain, Roger J. P., and Elizabeth Baigent. The Cadastral Map in the Service of the State. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964.

Parry, R. B., and C. R. Perkins. World Mapping Today. Boston: Butterworths, 1987.

Shirley, Rodney W. The Mapping of the World, 1472–1700. London: New Holland, 1993.

Skelton, R. A. Explorers' Maps. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1958.

Snyder, John P. Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Thrower, Norman J. W. Maps and Civilization: Cartography in Culture and Society. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Wallis, Helen, and Arthur H. Robinson, eds. Cartographical Innovations: An International Handbook of Mapping Terms to 1900. Tring, U.K.: Map Collector Publications, in association with the International Cartographic Association, 1987.

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Science EncyclopediaScience & Philosophy: Macrofauna to MathematicsMaps and the Ideas they Express - Preliterate And Early Literate Maps, Printed Maps Of A More Detailed Globe, Nineteenth Century: General And Thematic Mapping