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Cartographies of travel and navigation [electronic resource] / edited by James R. Akerman.

Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Series:
Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., lectures in the history of cartography.
The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., lectures in the history of cartography
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (383 p.)
Subjects:
Maps.
Navigation.
Map reading.
Navigation -- United States.
Map reading -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Finding one's way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the exception of navigational sea charts, the use of maps by travelers only became common in the modern era; indeed, in the last two hundred years, maps have become the most ubiquitous and familiar genre of modern cartography. Examining the historical relationship between travelers, navigation, and maps, Cartographies of Travel and Navigation considers the cartographic response
Contents:
Introduction / James R. Akerman
Milieus of mobility : itineraries, route maps and road maps / Catherine Delano-Smith
Surveying the seas : establishing the sea routes to the East Indies / Andrew S. Cook
Mapping a transcontinental nation : nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American rail travel cartography / Jerry Musich
Twentieth-century American road maps and the making of a national motorized space / James R. Akerman
"Up in the air in more ways than one" : the emergence of aeronautical charts in the United States / Ralph E. Ehrenberg
Maps on wheels : the evolution of automobile navigation / Robert L. French.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Akerman, James R.
ISBN:
1-282-90174-5
9786612901744
0-226-01078-3
OCLC:
688291759
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