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Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography

Volume 50 (1998)

The 1998 volume has 292 pages - considerably the largest in the journal's 60-year history - as well as an eight-page colour section

EDITORIAL by Catherine Delano Smith. FULL text - also a German version in volume 20 (1999) of Cartographica Helvetica


Barbara E. Mundy. Mapping the Aztec Capital: The 1524 Nuremberg Map of Tenochtitlan, Its Sources and Meanings. p.11- Abstract

Kirsten A. Seaver. Norumbega and Harmonia Mundi in Sixteenth-Century Cartography. p.34- Abstract

Giorgio Mangani. Abraham Ortelius and the Hermetic Meaning of the Cordiform Projection. p.59- Abstract

Marcel Watelet. Production cartographique et enjeux diplomatiques: Le problème des routes et de la frontière entre les Pays-Bas autrichiens et la France (1769--1779). p.84- Abstract

Mary Pedley. Map Wars: The Role of Maps in the Nova Scotia/Acadia Boundary Disputes of 1750. p.96- Abstract

J. P. D. Dunbabin. Red Lines on Maps: The Impact of Cartographical Errors on the Border between the United States and British North America, 1782--1842. p.105- Abstract

Prasad P. Gogate and B. Arunachalam. Area Maps in Maratha Cartography: A Study in Native Maps of Western India. p.126- Abstract

Luciana de Lima Martins. Navigating in Tropical Waters: British Maritime Views of Rio de Janeiro. p.141- Abstract

Richard R. Oliver and Roger J. P. Kain. Maps and the Assessment of Parish Rates in Nineteenth-Century England and Wales. p.156- Abstract

Susan Schulten. Richard Edes Harrison and the Challenge to American Cartography. p.174- Abstract

Evelyn Edson. The 17th International Conference on the History of Cartography: Report.


Roger Hervé, Antoine De Smet.


'Vinland Re-read'. The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation. By R. A. Skelton, Thomas E. Marston and George D. Painter, with a foreword by Alexander O. Vietor; New Edition with an Introduction by George D. Painter and Essays by Wilcomb E. Washburn, Thomas A. Cahill and Bruce H. Kusko, and Laurence C. Witten II, by Paul Saenger. FULL text of the article


The Quest for Longitude. Edited by William J. H. Andrewes. (Liba Taub)

Descubrimiento en el Mar de Papel: el mapa americano del Rey Salomón. By Demetrio Charalambous. (W. A. R. Richardson)

Shapes of Ireland---Maps and Their Makers 1564--1839. By J. H. Andrews. (Jeffrey C. Stone)

The Mapping of Russian America: A History of Russian-American Contacts in Cartography. By Alexei V. Postnikov. (Carol Urness)

Maps and Politics. By Jeremy Black. (Mark Monmonier)

Sympathetic Attractions: Magnetic Practices, Beliefs, and Symbolism in Eighteenth-Century England. By Patricia Fara. (David Knight)

Images of the World: The Atlas through History. Edited by John A. Wolter and Ronald E. Grim. (Rodney Shirley)

A Short History of the Cartography of Africa. By Jeffrey C. Stone. (Keith Sutton)

Miniature Antique Maps: An Illustrated Guide for the Collector. By Geoffrey L. King. (Peter van der Krogt)

Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, Vol. 5. By Günter Schilder. (David Woodward)

Historic Charts & Maps of New Zealand 1642--1875. By Peter Bromley Maling. (Phillip L. Barton)

Mapping an Empire. The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765--1843. By Matthew H. Edney. (Christian Jacob)

The Printed Maps of Ireland 1612--1850. By Andrew Bonar Law. (J. H. Andrews)

The Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530--1850. By Sarah Bendall. (Paul Laxton)

County Atlases of the British Isles Published after 1703. Vol. III: Atlases Published 1764 to 1789 and Their Subsequent Editions. Compiled by Donald Hodson. (R. A. Carroll)

Gerardo Mercatore. Sulle tracce di geografi e viaggiatori nelle Marche. Edited by Giorgio Mangani and Feliciano Paoli. (Peter Barber)

Sherwood Forest in 1609: A Crown Survey by Richard Bankes. Edited by Stephanos Mastoris and Sue Groves. (P. D. A. Harvey)

Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World. By Jerry Brotton. (David N. Livingstone)

Shorter Notices

CHRONICLE FOR 1997--1998

1. Personal News 2. Conferences and Meetings 3. Institutional and General News 4. Exhibitions 5. Notable Acquisitions 6. Unusual Items That Have Come Up for Sale


Literature in the History of Cartography published in 1995--1998 (with indexes)


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Authors' Postscripts


B. ARUNACHALAM is Professor of Geography (retired), University of Mumbai, India.

JOHN DUNBABIN is Reader, fellow & tutor in politics, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, UK.

PRASAD P. GOGATE is Cartographer, Department of Geography, University of Mumbai, India.

ROGER J. P. KAIN is Montefiore Professor of Geography, University of Exeter, UK.

GIORGIO MANGANI is Director of the Cartoteca Storica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.

LUCIANA DE LIMA MARTINS, a qualified architect, is completing her Ph.D thesis, Department of Geography, Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

BARBARA E. MUNDY is Assistant Professor of Art History, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, USA.

RICHARD OLIVER is Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, UK.

MARY PEDLEY is Adjunct Assistant Curator of Maps, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, USA.

KIRSTEN A. SEAVER is an independent historian of early North Atlantic exploration, Palo Alto, California, USA.

SUSAN SCHULTEN, is Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Denver, USA.

MARCEL WATELET is attaché scientifique au Ministère wallon de l'Equipement et des Transports, Nil-Saint-Vincent, Belgium.

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