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Cartographica Extraordinaire: The Historical Map Transformed

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Handsomely illustrated, this large-format, hardcover atlas brings together a collection of extraordinary historical maps, some of which have been uniquely enhanced with modern GIS technology, from the private collection of David Rumsey. The maps selected for Cartographica Extraordinaire: The Historical Map Transformed tell distinct stories along two main themes which explore how continental wilderness become a civilization and how the development of cartographic science changed the ways we perceive, describe, study, and use that land. Featured maps not only describe the vivid history of North and South America from the early exploration of the New World to Lewis and Clark’s opening of the American West, but also bridge the gap between historical cartography and the technologically advanced applications of GIS.

David Rumsey is president of Cartography Associates, a digital publishing company based in San Francisco, and a director of Luna Imaging, a provider of enterprise software for online image collections. Rumsey received his BA and MFA from Yale University where he was a lecturer in art at the Yale Art School for several years. He serves on the boards of the John Carter Brown Library and the American Antiquarian Society, is a trustee of Yale Library Associates, and is a member of the Stanford University Library Advisory Board.

Edith M. Punt is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and the College of Geographic Sciences in Nova Scotia. In 1996 she won the National Geographic Society Award in Cartography.

ISBN: 9781589480445    2004   164 pages   $79.95