Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: List of IllustrationsPrefaceDavid Woodward1. IntroductionDavid Woodward and G. Malcolm LewisTraditional Cartography in Africa2. Cartographic Content of Rock Art in Southern AfricaTim Maggs3. Indigenous Mapmaking in Intertropical AfricaThomas J. BassettTraditional Cartography in the Americas4. Maps, Mapmaking, and Map Use by Native North AmericansG. Malcolm Lewis5. Mesoamerican CartographyBarbara E. Mundy6. Mapmaking in the Central AndesWilliam Gustav Gartner7. Indigenous Cartography in Lowland South America and the CaribbeanNeil L. WhiteheadTraditional Cartography in Arctic and Subarctic Eurasia8. Traditional Cartography in Arctic and Subarctic EurasiaElena OkladnikovaTraditional Cartography in Australia9. Icons of Country: Topographic Representations in Classical Aboriginal TraditionsPeter Sutton10. Aboriginal Maps and PlansPeter SuttonTraditional Cartography in the Pacific Basin11. The Pacific Basin: An IntroductionBen Finney12. Traditional Cartography in Papua New GuineaEric Kline Silverman13. Nautical Cartography and Traditional Navigation in OceaniaBen Finney14. Maori Cartography and the European EncounterPhillip Lionel Barton15. Concluding RemarksDavid Woodward and G. Malcolm LewisEditors, Authors, and Project StaffBibliographical IndexGeneral IndexEllen D. Goldlust-Gingrich. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: "Certain to be the standard reference for all subsequent scholarship."—John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review, on the History of Cartography series
"The maps in this book provide an evocative picture of how indigenous peoples view and represent their worlds. They illuminate not only questions of material culture but also the cognitive systems and social motivations that underpin them" (from the introduction).
Although they are often rendered in forms unfamiliar to Western eyes, maps have existed in most cultures. In this latest book of the acclaimed History of Cartography, contributors from a broad variety of disciplines collaborate to describe and address the significance of traditional cartographies. Whether painted on rock walls in South Africa, chanted in a Melanesian ritual, or fashioned from palm fronds and shells in the Marshall Islands, all indigenous maps share a crucial role in representing and codifying the spatial knowledge of their various cultures. Some also serve as repositories of a group's sacred or historical traditions, while others are exquisite art objects.
The indigenous maps discussed in this book offer a rich resource for disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, art history, ethnology, geography, history, psychology, and sociology. Copious illustrations and carefully researched bibliographies enhance the scholarly value of this definitive reference.
From the Inside Flap: Although they are often rendered in forms unfamiliar to Western eyes--as decorations on ceramic and textiles in the Andes, symbolic codes in the shields of the Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea, lukasa memory boards among the Luba of central Africa, geohistorical screenfolds made by the Mixtecs, or toas from the Lake Eyre region of southern Central Australia--maps have existed in most indigenous cultures. In this first book-length attempt to document traditional cartography outside the Western and Asian civilizations, contributors from a broad variety of disciplines investigate the roles that maps have played in the wayfinding, politics, and religions of these diverse societies.
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