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Personal geographies : explorations in mixed-media mapmaking
Berry, Jill K
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, ©2011
What is a map? -- Questions for the cosmic cartographer -- Things to map -- Nontraditional an quirky maps -- Parts of a map -- Designing a compass rose -- Designing a cartouche -- Supplies for the journey -- Mapping the self. Head map -- Variation : street map -- Body map -- Hand map -- Variation : carved copper hand map -- Heart map -- Variation : computer heart map -- Articulated self-portrait -- Mapping your experience. Pop-up memory map -- Your artistic journey -- The right place at the right time -- Collaborative map -- Narrative map -- Plans, projections and possibilities. Fictional or channeled maps -- Variation : realm of the Sea Dragon -- Unfolding maze of the future -- Caryographic reliquary -- Utopian topography -- Postcard journal -- Flipping trip.

"Personal geographies gives you the tools and techniques you'll need to create artful maps of your self, your experiences and your personal journey. Chart the innermost workings of your mind, document your artistic path and create an unfolding maze of your future dreams and goals"--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry GA108.7 .B47 2011

The mapmakers' world : a cultural history of the European world map
Nurminen, Marjo T., 1967-
Oxford : Pool of London Press, 2015
The Mapmakers' World is beautifully illustrated, presenting 300 maps from the world's finest museums, libraries and private collections. The book gives us a perspective on the development of European world maps from the early Middle Ages up until the modern period, i.e. from the 8th century until the end of the 18th century. This work showcases all of the early European world map traditions: medieval world maps (T-O maps, mappa mundis, Beatus maps, etc.), Ptolemy's maps, seafarers' maps (portolan charts, planispheres and nautical charts), printed world maps and globes from the pre-Renaissance through to the Baroque era. Furthermore, it takes its readers through the history of European global discovery and cartographic research, and also brings to life the exciting times when many of these historical maps were first discovered in the 19th century, after centuries of oblivion. The volume includes dedicated features further exploring 100 of the most important cartographic masterpieces from the period. The book is written as a narrative, rather than a catalogue or an encyclopedia, and it takes the reader on the ultimate voyage of discovery.
Baker Berry Oversize GA300 .N87 2015

Renaissance ethnography and the invention of the human : new worlds, maps and monsters
Davies, Surekha, 1974- author
Cambrdige ; Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction: Renaissance maps and the concept of the human -- Climate, culture or kinship? Explaining human diversity c.1500 -- Atlantic empires, map workshops and Renaissance geographical culture -- Spit-roasts, barbecues and the invention of the Brazilian cannibal -- Trade, empires and propaganda: Brazilians on French maps in the age of Francois I and Henri II -- Monstrous ontology and environmental thinking: Patagonia's giants -- The epistemology of wonder: Amazons, headless men and mapping Guiana -- Civility, idolatry and cities in Mexico and Peru -- New sources, new genres and America's place in the world, 1590-1645 -- Epilogue.

"Giants, cannibals and other monsters were a regular feature of Renaissance illustrated maps, inhabiting the Americas alongside other indigenous peoples. In a new approach to views of distant peoples, Surekha Davies analyzes this archive alongside prints, costume books and geographical writing. Using sources from Iberia, France, the German lands, the Low Countries, Italy and England, Davies argues that mapmakers and viewers saw these maps as careful syntheses that enabled viewers to compare different peoples. In an age when scholars, missionaries, native peoples and colonial officials debated whether New World inhabitants could - or should - be converted or enslaved, maps were uniquely suited for assessing the impact of environment on bodies and temperaments. Through innovative interdisciplinary methods connecting the European Renaissance to the Atlantic world, Davies uses new sources and questions to explore science as a visual pursuit, revealing how debates about the relationship between humans and monstrous peoples challenged colonial expansion"--
Baker Berry GA781 .D38 2016

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