Volume 2, Book 3 of the History of Cartography explores early mapping in African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific societies. On the right is the table of contents for the volume. Below you'll find links to additional resources for this book and the series.
For more about this volume read the introduction.
Visit the website for the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin.
Published volumes in the History of Cartography series:
Volume 1: Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean
Volume 2, Book 1: Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies
Volume 2, Book 2: Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies
Volume 2, Book 3: Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies
Volume 3: Cartography in the European Renaissance
Volume 4: Cartography in the European Enlightenment
Volume 5: Cartography in the Nineteenth Century
Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century
More cartography books are available in our cartography and geography catalog.
"[This six-volume work] is certain to be the standard reference for all subsequent scholarship."John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review|
The History of Cartography
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
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
David Woodward and G. Malcolm Lewis, editors
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