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Cartography is the science of map-making.
“ We do not know whether [Hipparchus] drew maps--perhaps he did--but the truth is that in his day he could not possibly have applied his projections to the globe because the necessary data, in the form of correct findings of latitudes and longitudes of a very large number of places over the known areas of the earth, were not available. This was the weakness of all Greek cartographic science. In Greek times mathematics was in advance of mechanical instrumentation: There was no instrument for easily ...more ”
“ The suspicion that European travellers in the Indian Ocean in the sixteenth century may from time to time have stumbled across charts and maps containing the remnants of a lost geography (perhaps even the maps of Marinus of Tyre, said to have been superior to those of Ptolemy) is intriguingly enhanced by the first of Alfonso de Albuquerque's two letters. It introduces a 'piece of a map' that Albuquerque has acquired in his travels in the Indian Ocean and that he is sending to King Manuel. The fr ...more ”
Join our new Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education Online Book Club! Each…more
[close] Join our new Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education Online Book Club! Each month we will choose a new book that we will read and invite you to read along with us. Our book selections focus on making connections with maps and history inspired by current exhibitions and our collections.
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This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place for readers to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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Whether you're interested in formal cartography, geocaching, drawing your own maps, GPSs, armcha…more
[close] Whether you're interested in formal cartography, geocaching, drawing your own maps, GPSs, armchair traveling, or the sketches in the endpapers of fantasies, please join me as we share ideas about some of our favorite maps & places & voyages.
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