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The History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 3: Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies

Series: The History of Cartography Volume: 2 3

Edited By: David Woodward and G Malcolm Lewis

500 pages, 24 col plates, 196 line illus, 5 tabs

University of Chicago Press

Hardback | Jan 1999 | #86179 | ISBN: 0226907287
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Although they are often rendered in forms unfamiliar to Western eyes, maps have existed in most cultures. In this text contributors from a variety of disciplines collaborate to describe and address the significance of traditional cartographies. Whether painted on rock walls in South Africa, chanted in a Melanesian ritual, or fashioned from palm fronds and shells in the Marshall Islands, all indigenous maps share a crucial role in representing and codifying the spatial knowledge of their various cultures.


List of Illustrations Preface David Woodward 1. Introduction David Woodward and G. Malcolm Lewis Traditional Cartography in Africa 2. Cartographic Content of Rock Art in Southern Africa Tim Maggs 3. Indigenous Mapmaking in Intertropical Africa Thomas J. Bassett Traditional Cartography in the Americas 4. Maps, Mapmaking, and Map Use by Native North Americans G. Malcolm Lewis 5. Mesoamerican Cartography Barbara E. Mundy 6. Mapmaking in the Central Andes William Gustav Gartner 7. Indigenous Cartography in Lowland South America and the Caribbean Neil L. Whitehead Traditional Cartography in Arctic and Subarctic Eurasia 8. Traditional Cartography in Arctic and Subarctic Eurasia Elena Okladnikova Traditional Cartography in Australia 9. Icons of Country: Topographic Representations in Classical Aboriginal Traditions Peter Sutton 10. Aboriginal Maps and Plans Peter Sutton Traditional Cartography in the Pacific Basin 11. The Pacific Basin: An Introduction Ben Finney 12. Traditional Cartography in Papua New Guinea Eric Kline Silverman 13. Nautical Cartography and Traditional Navigation in Oceania Ben Finney 14. Maori Cartography and the European Encounter Phillip Lionel Barton 15. Concluding Remarks David Woodward and G. Malcolm Lewis Editors, Authors, and Project Staff Bibliographical Index General Index Ellen D. Goldlust-Gingrich

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