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The History of Cartography : Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies v.2 - J.B. Harley

The History of Cartography

Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies v.2

By: J.B. Harley (Editor), David Woodward (Editor)

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The first book of volume 2 of the monumental "History of Cartography" focuses on mapping in non-Western cultures, an area of study traditionally overlooked by Western scholars. Extensive original research makes this the foremost source for defining, describing, and analyzing this vast and unexplored theater of cartographic history. Book 1 offers a critical synthesis of maps, mapmaking, and mapmakers in the Islamic world and South Asia.
" The six-volume set] is certain to be the standard reference for all subsequent scholarship. The editors . . . have assembled and analyzed a vast collection of knowledge. . . . If the first volume is an indication, the complete set will be comprehensive and judicious." --John Noble Wilford, "New York Times Book Review"
"As well as enlarging the mind and lifting the spirits through the sheer magnitude of its endeavor, the collection delights the senses. The illustrations are exquisite: browsing fingers will instinctively alight on the sheaf of maps reproduced on stock slightly thicker than that of the text. The maps are so beguiling in the tantalizing glimpses they offer of other, seemingly incomprehensible, worlds, that the sight of them will stir the connoisseur in even the most-guarded scholar." --Ronald Rees, "Geographical Review"
"The corpus it brings to light, along with the extensive references, bibliography, and exhaustive appendices containing valuable comments about many of the pieces discussed, together make this book an important resource for the scholar."--Robert Provin, "Professional Geographer"
""This volume is a landmark of new research and will certainly contribute to further discoveries, translations, interpretations, inventories, more precise dating and the construction of stemmata." --Christian Jacob, Cartographica"
""In seeking to characterize the cartography of premodern Islamic and south Asian societies, the editors offer the image of an archipelago of cartographically conscious islands in a silent sea. The research potential which they have revealed is clearly vast and underappreciated, with many islands still to be discovered or enlarged. This important book, does more, therefore, than plug a huge gap in cartographic historiography. It provides the foundation for crosscultural cartographic research in two major world regions."-Jeffrey Stone, Ecumene"

List of Illustrations
Islamic Cartography
Introduction to Islamic Maps
Greek Heritage Map and Text Conditions of Map Production Theory and Practice Terms Historiography
Celestial Mapping, Emilie Savage-Smith Early Syrian Origins Planispheric
Astrolabes as Celestial Maps Early History of the Astrolabe Extended Use of Astrolabic
Mapping Al-Biruni on Celestial
Mapping Additional Planar Mapping Three-Dimensional
Celestial Mapping Spherical Astrolabes Celestial Globes
The Manufacture of Celestial Globes Armillary Spheres Mapping of Individual Constellations and Asterisms
The Pre-Islamic Astronomic System Lunar Mansions Islamic Constellation
Iconography Islamic Asterism Mapping and Its Influence in Europe Personifying and Allegorical
Interpretations of Celestial Bodies The Introduction of Early Modern European Celestial Mapping
Cosmographical Diagrams
Scope Cosmology in Islam
General Characteristics of Cosmological
Maps and Diagrams Exoteric Realism: Philosophical and Scientific Diagrams
Celestial Diagrams Geographical
Diagrams Esoteric Speculation: Gnostic and Mystical
Diagrams Gnostic Diagrams Mystical
Diagrams Religious Cosmography Early Geographical Mapping
The Beginnings of a Cartographic Tradition
Introduction Early Geographical Literature Foreign Geographical
Influence The Map of the Caliph al-Ma'mun Geographical
Tables Longitude and Latitude
Tables: Al-Khwarazmi, al Battani, and Ptolemy Al-Khwarazmi's Methods and Purpose
The Length of the Mediterranean
The Seven Climates and Their Boundaries Prime Meridians Suhrab's Construction of a Map The Maps from the al-Khwarazmi Manuscript Conclusion
The Balkhi School of Geographers Gerald R. Tibbetts Works of the Balkhi School
The Maps of the Balkhi School Description of the Maps Selection of Material
The Treatment of the Persian Provinces
The Arabic-Speaking Provinces
The World Map Al-Muqaddasi's Maps Miscellaneous Manuscripts Belonging to the Balkhi School Conclusion
Later Cartographic Developments
Later Recensions of Ibn Hawqal's Maps
Later Tables and al-Biruni Later Geographical Writers
Thirteenth-Century and Later World Maps
Climatic Maps and Their Variants First Use of a Graticule Other Maps Conclusion
Cartography of al-Sharif al-Idrisi
TheNuzhat al-mushtaq fi'khtiraq al-afaq Publications and Translations
Al-Idrisi's Instructions for Making a World Map Writing theNuzhat al-mushtaq Maps in the
Nuzhat al-mushtaq TheRawd al-faraj wa-nuzhat al-muhaj The Sources for al-Idrisi'sNuzhat al-mushtaq
The Influence of al-Idrisi's Work on Later Authors
Introduction Arabic Metrology Measurements of the Length of a Degree Al-Biruni's Measurement of the Radius of the Earth Determining the Longitude of Ghazna
Qibla Charts, Qubla Maps, and Related Instruments
Qibla Maps Based on Coordinates Methods of Qibla Determination with Spheres and Astrolabes Premodern Ottoman Geographical Mapping
Introduction to Ottoman Cartography
Scope and Organization Terminology Problems in the Study of Ottoman Cartography
Military, Administrative, and Scholarly Maps and Plans
Cartography in the Service of the State Origins Military Maps Architectural Plans and Waterway Maps Cartography as Priv
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ISBN: 9780226316352
ISBN-10: 0226316351
Series: History of Cartography : Book 2
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 1st June 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 37.6 x 23.5  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 2.63
Edition Number: 74