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Tuesday, 12 December 2006
Peter Barber's "The Map Book" in Greek
Peter Barber's The Map Book published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (2005), appeared recently (October 2006) in Greek language under the title ΤΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΧΑΡΤΩΝ, published by "Alexandria Press" in Athens, ISBN 960-221-348-5.
By Ramon J. Pujades, 2007: A large format 526 pages book in Catalan with an extended text in English, published in 2007 by the Institut Cartografic de Catalunya, the Institut d'Estudis Catalans Barcelona and the Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania
Chapters: 1. Stimulus and substratum: Maritime trade and written culture in the transition from the full to the low middle ages; 2. Survival and possession: the problem of representativity of the preserved works; 3. Uses and users of medieval naytical charts; 4. The production process; 5. Cartographers and their ateliers; 6.The birth of medieval nautical cartography.
An impressive work with rich illustration and a new look on the origin and the importance of medieval portolan maps representing the Mediterranean "...a Ploughed Sea..."
A book by Giorgio Mangani on the geography, persuasion and identity of old cartography.
A fascinating reading on the moral, intellectuall, ideological, religious and perceptual value of maps.
2006, Franco Cosimo Panini, Modena, ISBN 88-8290-818-6, pages 255,
The new book on map projections by Erik Grafarend and Friedrich Krumm from Stuttgart
A "must" for those studying cartographic representations (from the roots) and/or applying the tools of mapping curvilinear surfaces onto a plane. 21 chapters, 10 appendices and an extended bibliography in 713 pages, with 230 figures.