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Map Worlds

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A History of Women in Cartography
Map Worlds plots a journey of discovery through the world of women map-makers from the golden age of cartography in the sixteenth-century Low Countries to tactile maps in contemporary Brazil. Author Will C. van den Hoonaard examines the history of women in the profession, sets out the situation of women in technical fields and cartography-related organizations, and outlines the challenges they face in their careers.The book explores women as colourists in early times, describes the major houses of cartographic production, and delves into the economic function of intermarriages among cartographic houses and families. It relates how in later centuries, working from the margins, women produced maps to record painful tribal memories or sought to remedy social injustices. In more contemporary times, one woman so changed the way we think about continents that the shift has been likened to the Copernican revolution. Other women created order and wonder about the lunar...
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  • ISBN: 9781554589340
  • Auteur: Will C. van den Hoonaard
  • Uitgave: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • Jaar van uitgave: 2013
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 59652521
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