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The Imperial Map: Cartography and the Mastery of Empire

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Maps from virtually every culture and period—from Babylonian world maps to Saul Steinberg’s famous New Yorker cover illustration, “View of the World from 9th Avenue”—convey our tendency to see our communities as the center of the world (if not the universe) and, by implication, as superior to anything beyond these immediate boundaries. Mapping has long been a tool by which ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by University Of Chicago Press (first published January 15th 2009)
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