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Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction How this Book Works Timeline of World History Part One: Mapping the Skies: Prehistory - 1515 CE 1. Lascaux, France: Pleiades, c. 17,000 BCE 2. Polynesian Constellations, 300 BCE-1400 CE 3. African Star Lore 4. The Emu, Australia 5. The Origin of the Zodiac, Ancient Mesopotamia: 1130 BCE 6. Greek Constellations and Arabic Stars: The Almagest (150 CE) and Arabic Star Lists (1065 CE) 7. First Maps of the Greek Constellations, Persia, 964 CE 8. The Hebrew Zodiac, 1390 CE 9. Dunhuang Star Map (Tang Dynasty), 618-907 CE 10. Chinese Constellations (Song Dynasty), 1193 CE 11. From Sky to Land: Directions in China, 3000 BCE - Present 12. Albrecht Durer, Map of the Constellations, 1515 CE Part Two: Roads, Rivers, and Routes: 3000 BCE to 1300 CE 13. Ancient Mesopotamia: The Town of Nippur, c. 2300 BCE 14. Map of the Route to Paradise, Egypt, 2055-1650 BCE 15. Road Map to the Egyptian Quarries, 1150 BCE 16. Rivers and Roads: The Oldest Map in China, c. 239 BCE 17. Rome Mapped in Marble: The Severan Marbles, 203-211 CE 18. All Roads Lead To Rome: The Peutinger Table, c. 300 CE 19. River Maps: The Indus River, c. 1065 CE 20. Cairo to Constantinople: A Nautical Route along the Mediterranean, c. 1065 CE 21. Crusader Jerusalem, c. 1100 CE 22. Gough Map of Britain: Rivers and Routes, 1375 CE Part Three: Mapping the World 600 BCE - c. 1450 CE 23. Babylonian World Map, 600 BCE 24. Medieval Christian T-O Map, c. 600 CE 25. World Climate Map, c. Fifth Century CE 26. Medieval Islamic Map of the World, c. 1300 CE 27. First Map of Turkish Central Asia, 1072 CE 28. Hereford Mappa Mundi, 1300 CE 29. Idrisi's Circular Map of the World, 1165 CE 30. Earliest Known Ptolemaic Map of the World, c. 1300 CE 31. Fra Mauro's Map of the World, 1448-1459 CE 32. Buddhist World Map from Japan, 1710 CE 33. Jain World Map Part Four: An Expanding World, 1300 CE - 1570 CE 34. Catalan World Map, 1375 35. Arabic Portolan, c. 1300 36. Chart of the Mediterranean, Western Europe, and Western Africa, 1506 37. Which Way Is North: An Introduction to the History of Directions in the West 38. Map of the Known World, by Martellus, c. 1490 39. First Map of America: The Cantino Map, 1502 40. Latitude and Longitude: The Keys to Expanding the World 41. Waldseemuller Map of the World 42. The Indian Ocean Mapped by Jorge Reinel 43. A Heart-Shaped Map 44. Magellan's Circumnavigation of the Globe, 1519-1522 45. Abraham Ortelius, The Atlas, 1570, Part A 46. Abraham Ortelius, The Atlas, 1570, Part B 47. Mercator's World Map, 1569 Part Five: Worlds Colliding, c. 1550 - c. 1800 CE 48. Native Towns of Spanish Mexico, 1570 49. Guaman Poma, Mappamundi as Satire, 1615 50. Northeast Coast of North America, 1607 51. East and Southeast Asia, 1625 52. Nagasaki Harbor, Japan, 1764 53. Tupaia's Map of Tahiti for Captain Cook, 1769 54. North American Buckskin Map, 1774-1775 55. Powder Horn Maps, 1750s-1780s 56. Slaves on the Gold Coast of Africa, 1729 57. The Niger River Described by a Fulani Ruler, 1824 58. The Cedid Atlas, 1803 59. Napoleon's Advance and Retreat from Moscow, 1812-1813 Part Six: Land Surveys, c. 800 - 1800 CE 60. Japan: The First Rice Field Surveys, Eighth Century CE 61. Chinese County Maps: Dinghai County, 1226 CE 62. Elizabethan Tapestry Map, 1580 63. The Land That Windmills Made: A Dutch Polder Map, 1712 64. Paris on the Eve of the French Revolution, 1789 65. Ordnance Survey Origins: Scotland's Loch Ness, 1747-1755 66. Thai Map, c. 1782 67. The Valley of Kashmir, 1836 68. South Joella Province, Korea, 1800s 69. Japan: Gyoki Map on a Porcelain Plate, c. 1830 70. Mongolian Land Survey, 1892 Part Seven: Mapping the Natural World, 1800 - 2000 71. Bali: Rivers and Temples, 1930 72. The Great Trigonometric Survey of India, 1802-1842 73. Alexander Humboldt's Map of Plants on Chimborazo, 1803 74. Geological Map of Southwestern England, 1815 75. 1851 Whale Chart 76. Monsoon and Trade Wind Chart of the Indian Ocean, 1864 77. Marshall Islands Stick Map, 1880s 78. Crown Price Islands in Disko Bay, Greenland, 1926 79. Luba Mapping Device, Congo, 1930s 80. The Modern Zodiac, 1933 81. Maps into Art: Aboriginal Map, 1989 82. Map of the Ocean Floor, 1977 83. Map of Antarctica, 2003 84. Coastal Flooding in West Africa: Mapping the Future Part Eight: Empires, Wars, and Decolonization, 1884 - 1999 85. Cape to Cairo: The Scramble for Africa, 1884-1885 86. Territorial Claims in Central and Eastern Europe Prior to World War I 87. 1916 Trench Warfare Artillery Map, Flanders 88. Soviet Georgia, from the First Russian Atlas, 1937-1939 89. Japanese Aviation Map of Korea, 1933 90. Royal Air Force Map for Bombing Northern Germany, 1943 91. World War II Silk Escape Map 92. Post-War New World Map, 1942 93. Black Homeland Consolidation Proposals for South Africa, 1973 94. Peoples and Nations of the Soviet Union, 1991 95. Decolonization in Africa, 1960-1975 Part Nine: Mapping Transport and Communication Networks, 1884 - 2006 96. Brazilian Railway Map, 1884 97. French National Automobile Map, 1900 98. Harry Beck's 1933 Map of the London Underground 99. Landing on 27R: London's Heathrow Airport, 2006 100. Map of the Internet, 2003 Appendix: Google Earth and Google Maps Glossary Bibliography Credits Types of maps included in the volume Locations for the maps in the volume Index Technical Note

About the Author

Patricia Seed is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of several books including American Pentimento: The Pursuit of Riches and the Invention of "Indians" (2001) and Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 (1995). In recent years, Seed has been intensively involved in research on old and new questions in cartography. She bring her skills in the use of digital imaging technologies (GIS and graphic design software) to the study--not only to reformulate the questions of the history of map making--but to offer historical and comparative scholarship new tools of analysis and new ways of representing the knowledge that it produces.

Reviews

"Patricia Seed's Oxford Map Companion is a landmark achievement. Seed has produced a magisterial and concise yet authoritative account of mapmaking, explaining its centrality to our understanding of world history."--Jerry Brotton, Queen Mary University (London), author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps "Superb pictures, expert commentaries, accessible language, and a breadth of knowledge few scholars can rival: Patricia Seed gives us an incomparable resource for studying and teaching the history of maps."--Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, University of Notre Dame, author of Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration "An eclectic and informative set of original maps, spanning the full scope of the global historical record. The reproductions are excellent and Seed's text is both edifying and entertaining. The Oxford Map Companion will be of keen interest both to map enthusiasts and to teachers and students of world history."--Martin Lewis, Stanford University, coauthor of The Myth of Continents "Seed has produced a fascinating, diverse and thoughtful book, ideal as a teaching resource and an introduction to the breadth and chronological span of the globe's many cartographic traditions." --Times Higher Education

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