Saturday, November 22, 2014

Maps and myths

See here and my (Disqus) comment.


hank_F_M said...


That was a great comment.

LFC said...

Thanks Hank!

Sometimes we do agree -- not that often, but sometimes. :)

T. Greer said...

I have always been fascinated at the timing of the invention of "line" maps. I know it occurred in at least two placed independently -- in renaissance Europe and Warring States China.

I don't think it is a coincidence that both were in the midst of a very similar socio-political transformation.

LFC said...

@ T. Greer

The relation of cartography to state formation has been getting a good deal of scholarly attention in recent years. I have not read the Hui book you link to, though was aware of it. Jordan Branch's recent The Cartographic State looks at the maps/state formation connection w/r/t Europe. I haven't read it.