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By constructing the broadest and such a lot inclusive definition of the time period "map" ever followed within the heritage of cartography, this inaugural quantity of the History of Cartography sequence has helped redefine the way in which maps are studied and understood through students in a few disciplines.

Volume One addresses the prehistorical and historic mapping traditions of premodern Europe and the Mediterranean international. a considerable introductory essay surveys the historiography and theoretical improvement of the historical past of cartography and situates the paintings of the multi-volume sequence inside this scholarly culture. Cartographic subject matters contain an emphasis at the spatial-cognitive skills of Europe's prehistoric peoples and their transmission of cartographic strategies via media corresponding to rock artwork; the emphasis on mensuration, land surveys, and architectural plans within the cartography of old Egypt and the close to East; the emergence of either theoretical and useful cartographic wisdom within the Greco-Roman international; and the parallel life of various mapping traditions (mappaemundi, portolan charts, neighborhood and nearby cartography) within the Medieval period.

Throughout the amount, a dedication to incorporate cosmographical and celestial maps underscores the inclusive definition of "map" and units the tone for the breadth of scholarship present in later volumes of the series.

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