Book ID: CBB426688366

Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era (2020)


Wigen, Kären (Editor)
Winterer, Caroline (Editor)

University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 272
Language: English

Maps organize us in space, but they also organize us in time. Looking around the world for the last five hundred years, Time in Maps shows that today’s digital maps are only the latest effort to insert a sense of time into the spatial medium of maps. Historians Kären Wigen and Caroline Winterer have assembled leading scholars to consider how maps from all over the world have depicted time in ingenious and provocative ways. Focusing on maps created in Spanish America, Europe, the United States, and Asia, these essays take us from the Aztecs documenting the founding of Tenochtitlan, to early modern Japanese reconstructing nostalgic landscapes before Western encroachments, to nineteenth-century Americans grappling with the new concept of deep time. The book also features a defense of traditional paper maps by digital mapmaker William Rankin. With more than one hundred color maps and illustrations, Time in Maps will draw the attention of anyone interested in cartographic history.

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Authors & Contributors
Kline, Naomi Reed
Hoogvliet, Margriet
Gerhardt, Regine
Schulten, Susan
Scott, Anne M
McIlroy, Claire
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
Cartographica Helvetica
e-Perimetron: International Web Journal on Sciences and Technologies Affined to History of Cartography and Maps
Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften
History in Africa
Kartographische Nachrichten
University of Chicago Press
Boydell Press
Brepols Publishers
Levenger Press
Cambridge University Press
Maps; atlases
Science and culture
Visual representation; visual communication
Digital humanities
Waldseemüller, Martin
Great Britain
United States
16th century
17th century
19th century
18th century
20th century
British Library

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