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x, 309 pages : maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Creating Republican Paris Chapter 1: Working with Maps Chapter 2: Creating Map Readers: The Rise of Geography and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century France Chapter 3: The Triumphant Republic: `Paris en 1889, [Les] Operations de Voirie executees entre 1871 et 1889' Chapter 4: A New Way of Seeing Paris: La Carte de France Chapter 5: The Beginning of French Urbanism: Leon Jausseuly's 1919 Plan d'extension Chapter 6: The Rise of Suburban Paris: Henri Prost's Carte generale Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786940964 20180709
Through official maps, this book looks at how government presentations of Paris and environs change over the course of the Third Republic (1889-1934). Governmental policies, such as the creation of a mandatory national uniform educational system that will eventually include geography, combined with technological advances in the printing industry, to alter the look, exposure, reception, and distribution of government maps. The government initially seemed to privilege an exclusively positive view of the capital city and limited its presentation of it to land inside the walled fortifications. However, as the Republic progressed and Paris grew, technology altered how Parisians used and understood their urban space. Rail and automobiles made moving about the city and environs easier while increased industrialization moved factories and their workers further out into the Seine Department. During this time, maps transitioned from reflecting the past to documenting the present. With the advent of French urbanism after World War I, official mapped views of greater Paris abandoned privileging past achievements and began to mirror actual residential and industrial development as it pushed further out from the city centre. Finally, the government needed to plan for the future of greater Paris and official maps begin to show how the government viewed the direction of its capital city.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786940964 20180709
David Rumsey Map Center
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163 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Globes: Visions of the World uses remarkable works of cartography, art, science and technology to tell the fascinating story of how humanity has understood our planet and the cosmos across two and a half millennia. This work, in English, French and Arabic, has been published to accompany the second temporary exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. It seeks to recreate the links between this long search for knowledge and today’s science and comprehension by paying tribute to the visionary scholars whose goal was to model – in spheres, circles and ellipses – our fascinating cosmos.
David Rumsey Map Center
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240 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
  • Contents: Kashmir - East Karakoram-- Karakoram-- Himachal Pradesh-- Uttarakhand-- Nepal - Tibet-- Sikkim - Arunachal Pradesh - Bhutan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9788193626023 20180604
The last 90 years have been a glorious period in Himalayan exploration. As explorers from across the globe have attempted to discover the Himalaya, the Himalayan Club has played a pioneering role in chronicling their expeditions for posterity. The accompanying maps, from the Himalayan Journal, are a historical treasure capturing various facets of exploration over time. Legendary explorations like Shipton and Tilman's route into Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Maurice Herzog's Annapurna ascent - the first to scale an 8,000m peak - and Sir Chris Bonington's exploring routes to Menluntse continue to arouse fascination to this day. The last decade or two have witnessed fascinating explorations - trails to complete the century-old quest to trace the route of the mighty Brahmaputra river by Harish Kapadia, exploring the unknown Kunzang valley by Group Capt. V.K. Sashindran, ascents and accident on Panch Chuli by A.V. Saunders and an ascent of Nilkanth by the west ridge by Martin Moran and many others. With some of the routes and climbs documented here yet to be repeated, this book is a tribute to the rich history of exploration and a treasure trove for aficionados.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788193626023 20180604
David Rumsey Map Center
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288 pages : portrait, maps (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Foreward
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Years of change and development (1768-1793)
  • Chapter 2. The impact of revolution (1793-1800)
  • Chapter 3. Esteemed pastor adn coadjutor Archbishop (1800-1812)
  • Chapter 4. Educational concerns and initiatives
  • Chapter 5. A decisive decade (1813-1823): Part I. Moving towards emancipation; Part II. Emerging divisions
  • Chapter 6. Early years as Archbishop of Dublin (1823-1826)
  • Chapter 7. The years to Catholic emancipation (1827-1830)
  • Chapter 8. The arrival of national education (1830-1832)
  • Chapter 9. Illness, hospitality, pastoral care and defense of the faith (1832-1840)
  • Chapter 10. Rejection by the RDS (1835) and conflict over national education (1838-1841)
  • Chapter 11. Repeal and bequests act (1842-1845)
  • Chapter 12. Years of famine and turmoil (1846-1850)
  • Chapter 13. University education for Catholics (1845-1852)
  • Chapter 14. The final years (1851-1852)
Daniel Murray was undoubtedly the outstanding Irish Catholic archbishop of the nineteenth century. He was a man of elegance and charm, ready to listen to others and to find good in them. To the redoubtable Bishop Doyle of Kildare and Leighlin, the archbishop was `an angel of a man'.His concern for the education of the poor led to the founding of the Irish Sisters of Charity and the invitation to Dublin of the Sisters of Mercy and the Irish Christian Brothers. His interest in the education of the middle class was manifested in the foundation of the Sisters of Loreto and in his support for the schools of the Jesuits and the Vincentians. A man of great pastoral energy, he built numerous churches and readily encouraged lay involvement in the work of the diocese. He was actively involved in assisting the Holy See in the appointment of priests and bishops around the world and his efforts to provide aid to the needy during the Great Famine, and the veneration and respect he inspired in his clergy, further contributed to the high esteem in which he was held. And yet, he is a virtually forgotten figure in Irish history.This neglect is related to the stance he took on some issues of the day - his support for certain government initiatives, his opposition to his clergy's involvement in politics, and his caution about openly supporting Repeal.
David Rumsey Map Center
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3 cartes sérigraphiées.
David Rumsey Map Center
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ix, 479 pages ; 29 cm
  • Chapter 1: What Are Cartographic Resources? Chapter 2: Directory of Cartographic Collections Chapter 3: Atlases Chapter 4: Topographic, Cities and Towns Maps Chapter 5: Railroad Maps Chapter 6: Geological Maps Chapter 7: Nautical Charts Chapter 8: Fire Insurance Plans Chapter 9: Air Photos Chapter 10: Bird's-Eye View Maps Chapter 11: GIS Data Sources Chapter 12: GIS Subject Guides Chapter 13: Handbooks and Manuals Chapter 14: Cartographic and GIS Dictionaries Chapter 15: Bibliographies Chapter 16: Gazetteers Chapter 17: Citing Cartographic Material Chapter 18: Professional Map and GIS Associations Appendix A. Example of a Map Library Collection: University of Waterloo Appendix B. Depository Library Programs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538100837 20180917
The interdisciplinary uses of traditional cartographic resources and modern GIS tools allow for the analysis and discovery of information across a wide spectrum of fields. A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources navigates the numerous American and Canadian cartographic resources available in print, and online, offering researchers, academics and students with information on how to locate and access the large variety of resources, new and old. Dozens of different cartographic materials are highlighted and summarized, along with lists of map libraries and geospatial centers, and related professional associations. A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources consists of 18 chapters, two appendices, and a detailed index that includes place names, and libraries, structured in a manner consistent with most reference guides, including cartographic categories such as atlases, dictionaries, gazetteers, handbooks, maps, plans, GIS data and other related material. Almost all of the resources listed in this guide are categorized by geography down to the county level, making efficient work of the type of material required to meet the information needs of those interested in researching place-specific cartographic-related resources. Additionally, this guide will help those interested in not only developing a comprehensive collection in these subject areas, but get an understanding of what materials are being collected and housed in specific map libraries, geospatial centers and their related websites. Of particular value are the sections that offer directories of cartographic and GIS libraries, as well as comprehensive lists of geospatial datasets down to the county level. This volume combines the traditional and historical collections of cartography with the modern applications of GIS-based maps and geospatial datasets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538100837 20180917
David Rumsey Map Center
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vi, 154 pages : maps (some color), photographs, letters ; 21 cm
  • Chapters: 1. Vladivostok to Shanghai, April 26 - May 9, 1921
  • 2. Hong Kong to Rangoon, May 9 - June 8, 1921
  • 3. Calcutta to Trichinopoly, June 9 - June 22, 1921
  • 4. Colombob to Suez Canal, June 26 - July 16, 1921
  • 5. Suez to Haifa, July 18 - July 29, 1921
  • 6. Beirut to Brindisi, July 30 - August 12, 1921
  • 7. Naples to Lugano, August 13 - Semtember 20, 1921
  • 8. Switerland to Long Island Sound, September 21 - October 8, 1921
  • 9. New York City to Princeton, October 8 - December 11, 1921
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1 - Footnotes
  • Appendix 2 - Memoir Pages --Acknowledgements
David Rumsey Map Center
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2 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Text and Images
  • 2. Tables and Indexes
"The Atlas of Ancient Rome provides a comprehensive archaeological survey of the city of Rome from prehistory to the early medieval period. Lavishly illustrated throughout with full-color maps, drawings, photos, and 3D reconstructions, this magnificent two-volume slipcased edition features the latest discoveries and scholarship, with new descriptions of more than 500 monuments, including the Sanctuary of Vesta, the domus Augusti, and the Mausoleum of Augustus. It is destined to become the standard reference for scholars, students, and anyone interested in the history of the city of Rome. The Atlas of Ancient Rome is monumental in scope. It examines the city's topography and political-administrative divisions, trade and economic production, and social landscape and infrastructure—from residential neighborhoods and gardens to walls, roads, aqueducts, and sewers. It describes the fourteen regions of Rome and the urban history of each in unprecedented detail, and includes profiles and reconstructions of major monuments and works of art. This is the only atlas of the ancient city to incorporate the most current archaeological findings and use the latest mapping technologies." -- Publisher's website
David Rumsey Map Center
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1 volume.
David Rumsey Map Center
Map
1 map ; 58 x 88 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center
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1 map ; 58 x 87 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center
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1 map.
David Rumsey Map Center
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xx, 331 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Part I. On the tide of the Enlightenment
  • Part II. The antecedents and genesis of the General Survey
  • Part III. Mapping 'infant colonies' : the commencement of the General Survey
  • Part IV. 'Closing the net' : the General Survey during the administration of the Earl of Hillsborough
  • Part V. 'A new spring to our future endeavors' : the General Survery under the administration of the Earl of Dartmouth
  • Part VI. The General Survey and the militarisation of civilian cartography
  • Part VII. Conclusion and legacy.
The First Mapping of America tells the story of the General Survey. At the heart of the story lie the remarkable maps and the men who made them - the commanding and highly professional Samuel Holland, Surveyor-General in the North, and the brilliant but mercurial William Gerard De Brahm, Surveyor-General in the South. Battling both physical and political obstacles, Holland and De Brahm sought to establish their place in the firmament of the British hierarchy. Yet the reality in which they had to operate was largely controlled from afar, by Crown administrators in London and the colonies and by wealthy speculators, whose approval or opposition could make or break the best laid plans as they sought to use the Survey for their own ends.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780764429 20171106
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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1 volume.
David Rumsey Map Center
Map
1 map ; 58 x 88 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center
Map
1 map ; 56 x 86 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center
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183 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimilies (some color), genealogical table, portraits (1 color) ; 30 cm
David Rumsey Map Center
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103 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The impressive scroll painting of the Japanese coast and the personal maps belonging to Philipp Franz van Siebold (on display for the first time) are unquestionably the highlights of this exhibition. Siebold's hand written notes on these maps are evidence of his eager and diligent study of Japan. He was keen to document his travels in Japan, to explore unknown regions on paper and learn more about Japan. Unfortunately Siebold's fascination for maps also got him into trouble. In 1829 he was found guilty of spying (for being in possession of maps) and banished from Japan. Siebold arrived in Japan at the beginning of the 19th century, at a time that Japan was closed from the Western world. From 1633-1853 permission was required for all persons wishing to enter and leave the country, exceptions were however made for the Chinese and Dutch traders. Japanese maps were state secrets, they were of vital importance to Japan, her borders and position in the region. Yet it was in Japan's interest that the country and her borders be further explored. The impact foreign influence had in this respect can be seen in a number of maps in the exhibition. The international exchange of knowledge and geographic information together with the methods and techniques of the time, led to a significant development in cartography. Traces of these developments are to be found on the maps and in the travel logs in the exhibition. Exhibition: Japanmuseum SieboldHuis, Leiden, The Netherlands (16.09.-26.11.2017).
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

20. LighteningMaps.org [2017]

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1 volume.
David Rumsey Map Center