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163 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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)
xiv, 464 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • A vision for American empire
  • Commanding space after the Seven Years' War
  • Securing the maritime Northeast
  • Marking the Indian boundary
  • Charting contested Caribbean space
  • Defining East Florida
  • Atlases of empire.
After the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years' War in 1763, British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Florida Keys, from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River, and across new islands in the West Indies. To better rule these vast dominions, Britain set out to map its new territories with unprecedented rigor and precision. Max Edelson's The New Map of Empire pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain's imperial ambitions in the generation before the American Revolution.Under orders from King George III to reform the colonies, the Board of Trade dispatched surveyors to map far-flung frontiers, chart coastlines in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, sound Florida's rivers, parcel tropical islands into plantation tracts, and mark boundaries with indigenous nations across the continental interior. Scaled to military standards of resolution, the maps they produced sought to capture the essential attributes of colonial spaces--their natural capacities for agriculture, navigation, and commerce--and give British officials the knowledge they needed to take command over colonization from across the Atlantic.Britain's vision of imperial control threatened to displace colonists as meaningful agents of empire and diminished what they viewed as their greatest historical accomplishment: settling the New World. As London's mapmakers published these images of order in breathtaking American atlases, Continental and British forces were already engaged in a violent contest over who would control the real spaces they represented.Accompanying Edelson's innovative spatial history of British America are online visualizations of more than 250 original maps, plans, and charts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674972117 20170508
Green Library, David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 234 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Why this book is a detective story
  • War and peace : the background of the story... from Napoleon's march on Moscow to the collapse of the Soviet Union
  • Capturing the world... on paper : describing the style, content, and symbology of the Red Army's maps of the world
  • Plots and plans : the overt and covert methods of the Soviet cartographers
  • Resurrection : the discovery of the maps after the fall of the Soviet Union and their continuing significance today
  • Appendix 1: Examples of maps of various series and scales
  • Appendix 2: References and resources
  • Appendix 3: Translation of typical city plan "Spravka"
  • Appendix 4: Translation of typical topographic map "Spravka"
  • Appendix 5: Symbols and annotation
  • Appendix 6: Glossary of common terms and abbreviations
  • Appendix 7: Print codes
  • Appendix 8: Secrecy and control.
Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, its legacy and the accompanying Russian-American tension continues to loom large. Russia's access to detailed information on the United States and its allies may not seem so shocking in this day of data clouds and leaks, but long before we had satellite imagery of any neighborhood at a finger's reach, the amount the Soviet government knew about your family's city, street, and even your home would astonish you. Revealing how this was possible, The Red Atlas is the never-before-told story of the most comprehensive mapping endeavor in history and the surprising maps that resulted. From 1950 to 1990, the Soviet Army conducted a global topographic mapping program, creating large-scale maps for much of the world that included a diversity of detail that would have supported a full range of military planning. For big cities like New York, DC, and London to towns like Pontiac, MI and Galveston, TX, the Soviets gathered enough information to create street-level maps. What they chose to include on these maps can seem obvious like locations of factories and ports, or more surprising, such as building heights, road widths, and bridge capacities. Some of the detail suggests early satellite technology, while other specifics, like detailed depictions of depths and channels around rivers and harbors, could only have been gained by actual Soviet feet on the ground. The Red Atlas includes over 350 extracts from these incredible Cold War maps, exploring their provenance and cartographic techniques as well as what they can tell us about their makers and the Soviet initiatives that were going on all around us. A fantastic historical document of an era that sometimes seems less distant, The Red Atlas offers an uncanny view of the world through the eyes of Soviet strategists and spies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226389578 20171227
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

5. Great city maps [2016]

256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Step onto the streets of cities around the world, and understand the cultures and civilizations that created them with Great City Maps. With a foreword by Professor Jeremy Black, this beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps. Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close up views of each city's most intriguing features. Great City Maps gives you more than just a bird's-eye-view, telling the tales behind the city from the hubs of ancient civilization to modern mega-cities. Follow the history of maps and their stories, with profiles of iconic cartographers and artists showing you who created each map, how, and why. Perfect for history, geography and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, Great City Maps is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241238981 20161205
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 atlas (viii, 111 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 37 cm + 2 maps
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Dossier : aux marges de la France : l'histoire de France vue de Berkeley, Californie. Aux marges de la France : l'histoire de France vue de Berkeley, Californie / Dominique Kalifa et Jann Matlock
  • À chacun son public : politique et culture dans l'Algerie des années 1930 / Joshua Cole
  • Voyages extrêmes : les récits d'aventures en France à la fin du XIXe siècle / H. Hazel Hahn
  • Anatomie d'un fait divers impérial : l'affaire Pranzini et la fabrication d'un archétype criminel / Aaron Freundschuh
  • Luxe, amour et transactions : la culture des bijoux sous l'Ancien Régime / Sarah Horowitz
  • Donneuses d'eau : une profession au coeur du thermalisme français (1840-1914) / Éric Jennings
  • Mentir à l'âge de l'innocence : enfance, science et anxieté culturelle dans la France fin-de-siècle / Katharine H. Norris
  • L'assistance judiciaire et l'etranger civil (1840-1851) / Sylvia Schafer
  • Quand les plumes étaient plus puissantes que les barricades : lettres politiques pendant la crise du 16 mai 1877 / Susanna Barrows
  • Susanna Barrows, une historienne américaine en France / Alain Corbin
  • Bibliographie des travaux de Susanna Barrows / établie par Mark Sawchuk, avec Jann Matlock
  • Bibliographie des thèses de doctorat dirigées par Susanna Barrows / établie par Katharine H. Norris et Mark Sawchuk, avec Jann Matlock
  • Lieux et ressources. Le château qui réinvente l'Europe cosmopolite des Lumières / Didier Francfort
  • Regards croisés. Le miroir photographique : réflexions visuelles sur la posture spectatorielle / Raphaële Bertho
  • Trames. Trace(s) d'une oeuvre : Le Grand méchoui des Malassis en 1972 / Vincent Chambarlhac
  • Retours sur... Le passé du fantasme : la représentation de la préhistoire en France dans la seconde moitié du XXe siècle (1940-2012) de Pascal Semonsut / Marguerite Vapperau
  • Actualités. Great black music... ou comment fair voir l'entendu / Pascal Dibie
  • Grand entretien. La mémoire n'est pas chronologique / entretien avec Robert Bober par Marie-Françoise Lévy
  • Hors cadre. Le genre de l'education culturelle des petits : l'exemple de Baby Dance à la télévision grecque / Ioanna Vovou.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
203 pages : ill., maps ; 29 x 31 cm
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 x 29 cm
  • Oceanic overture / Frank Lestringant
  • The fascination of portolans: historiography and collections / Catherine Hofmann
  • How portolan maps were made and used through the centuries / Catherine Hofmann, Hélène Richard, Emmanuelle Vagnon
  • Catalonian atlas
  • The Mediterranean: the cradle of portolan maps / Emmanuelle Vagnon
  • Navigational maps: the first widely distributed maps / Ramon J. Pujades i Bataller
  • Mediterranean cartographers of the 16th and 17th centuries / Corradino Astengo
  • Antique, medieval and new world cities on portolan maps / Jean-Yves Sarazin
  • Insular maritime cosmography and European expansion during the Renaissance / Georges Tolias
  • Nautical planisphere / Nicolò de Caverio
  • The challenge of the oceans / Hélène Richard
  • The exploration and geopolitical stakes of Iberian cartography (15th and 16th centuries) / Luisa Martín-Merás Verdejo
  • From the Mediterranean to the ocean: new problems, new solutions / Joaquim Alves Gaspar
  • Norman hydrographers (16th and 17th centuries) / Sarah Toulouse
  • Universal cosmography / Guillaume Le Testu
  • The iconography of the new world (15th-17th centuries) / Surekha Davies
  • Hydrographers along the Thames (16th and 17th centuries) / Sarah Tyacke
  • The Miller atlas
  • The distribution of knowledge / Emmanuelle Vagnon
  • Medieval cartography of the Indian Ocean: the imagined ocean / Emmanuelle Vagnon
  • Nautical and humanist cartography of the Indian Ocean (16th and 17th centuries) / Zoltán Biedermann
  • Cartography of the Dutch East India Company's far east routes / Hans Kok
  • Map of the Pacific Ocean / Hessel Gerritsz.
'Portolan charts', so called from the Italian adjective portolano, meaning 'related to ports or harbours', were born during the 12th century in the maritime community. These charts, drawn on parchment and crisscrossed with lines referring to the compass directions, indicated the succession of ports and anchorages along the shores, and were used by European sailors exploring the world up until the 18th century. Not only used as navigational instruments on boats, they were also produced for wealthy sponsors in the form of illuminated images of the world, to illustrate the economic and political interests of the major European sea powers. This book takes stock of the state of knowledge on these maps, bringing together contributions from a dozen European specialists, who trace the history and diversity of styles and places of production of these charts. This type of mapping is approached from three angles. The first part, 'The Mediterranean', refers to the manufacture and use of the first charts, centered on the Mediterranean, and the persistence of this tradition in the Mediterranean basin until the 18th century. The second part, 'The Open Sea', shows how these regional charts have evolved from a technical and iconographical point of view at the time of the great European voyages, in order to include the oceans and new worlds. The third part, 'The Indian Ocean', shows how these charts, in a maritime area where ancient civilizations coexisted, were dependent on other cartographic traditions (ancient, Arab, Asian) before joining the information reported by Portuguese sailors and European trading companies in the modern era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781770852389 20160612
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xi, 230 p., [1] folded leaf : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

11. Mapping India [2012]

320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
It began five hundred years ago when the very first modern maps of India were drafted. Travellers, wanderers, explorers and traders came overland from the West and carried back tales about the India of their perception. The first maps of India were drawn based on the accounts of these men. When the sea route to India opened, sailors ferried back information about the ports they touched on their way to India. Marine charts of the routes along the ocean coasts and artistic representations of port cities followed. As Europeans came in large numbers to trade and conquer, new territories further inland were mapped. The British surveyed and mapped India under their rule to settle borders, calculate tributes, assess taxes and record defence positions. At the end of the colonial period, once again maps identified the boundary between the new nations of India and Pakistan on maps of the sub-continent. "Mapping India" presents an overview of important maps that eloquently reflect the changing social and political fortunes of India. These maps speak of the commercial interests and wars that led to the colonisation of India, and show territories the size of countries that were conquered, ceded or controlled through treaties. They also record changed courses of rivers, routes taken by armies, people living in communities in new cities, places where famines occurred, how the highest peak was discovered and named, when native royalty gathered to pay respect to the British Emperor, and the destination to which Mahatma Gandhi marched with his supporters for the salt satyagraha. From the earliest chronicles of India to its post-Independence strides, "Mapping India" is the story of India recounted through its maps.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788189738983 20160607
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
152 p. : ill., maps, ports., facsims. ; 28 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
167 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 x 31 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
540 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 33 cm.
Green Library, David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
115 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xvii, 214 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
  • 1. Preface
  • 2. Acknowledgments
  • 3. Depictions of Scandinavia in early editions of Ptolemy?s Geography
  • 4. Cartobibliography
  • 5. Chart and appendixes
  • 6. Bibliographical essay
  • 7. Index of map titles
  • 8. Index.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 atlas (224 p.) : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 33 cm.
Map researcher Derek Hayes applies his signature approach to a collection of maps that trace the discovery, exploration, and settlement of North America from 1000 A.D. to the present. Rich narratives make over 300 beautiful maps come alive, with North America's coasts, waterways, prairies, and peaks freshly described by explorers such as Columbus, Coronado, and Lewis and Clark as they encounter these territories for the first time. A final spread discusses modern scientific exploration and includes a detailed catalog and index of the maps.
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David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
208 p. : ill., maps (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Green Library, David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 atlas (xvi, 128 p.) : maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)