Author(s): David Buisseret
Between 1400 and 1600, Europe began to appreciate the power and uses of cartography. This work seeks to understand this development - and, especially, to assess the ways in which such use affected European societies and economies.
2003. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy only marked by a previous owners details to the dedication page. The d/w is fine.
Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. Locational imagery during the Middle Ages; 2. The mapping impulse during the later Middle Ages; 3. The cartographic conversion of the European elites; 4. The mapping of European overseas expansion 1400-1700; 5. The cartography of the Military Revolution 1500-1750; 6. Maps in the process of government 1450-1750; 7. Varieties of religious cartography 1500-1750; 8. Urban and rural images: mapping the new economy 1570-1800; 9. The map in the European cultural matrix 1500-1800; Conclusion: Cartography and the rise of the West; Index