Cartographica Extraordinaire: The Historical Map Transformed

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Overview

Assembling some of the finest cartographic examples from private collection of renowned map collector David Rumsey, this atlas bridges the gap between historical cartography and exploration and the new technologies and applications of geographic information systems (GIS). More than a lavish collection of cartographic masterworks, this book tells two paralled stories. The first story lays out the relevant history, the human players, and the events that place each map in the context of the time in which it was created. The second thread, of particular interest to cartographers, designers, map lovers, and geographers, tells the stories of the maps themselves—how they were created and the lessons they can teach modern cartographers and other designers of information and visual communication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589480445
  • Publisher: Esri Pr
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 14.12 (w) x 13.42 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally Woodbridge is a well-known writer, critic, and architectural historian based in Berkeley, California. She is author of, among other things, the landmark volume Bay Area Houses as well San Francisco Architecture, an illustrated guide to 1000 buildings. David Rumsey is president of Cartographic Associates, a digital publishing firm based in San Francisco. He created the award-winning website www.davidrumsey.com, which has thousands of images of historical maps from his private map collection, one of the largest in the United States.

Edith M. Punt is a cartographer who has worked on numerous government and private sector mapping projects. She lives in Redlands, California.

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