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brynnh08

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Does anyone know where I can find any good information on topography in the 1800s and thematic map making and how they changed map making. Or any good websites relating to nineteenth century cartography? I seems like there isn't much information out there on these topics. Any help would be very appreciated thanks!:) :D

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You can see if your library has a copy of: Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography by Robinson, or perhaps through interlibrary loan, or purchase a used copy from Amazon.

Indiemaps is a nice blog that sometimes details the history of a particular thematic map type.

Minard made a number of his famous graphics, including the Napleon in Russia one, during this time period.

http://en.wikipedia....s_Joseph_Minard

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Some web ressources :

Milsteones : http://www.datavis.c...php?group=1800+ and http://www.math.york...tone/index.html

C.-J. Minard : http://www.math.york...ery/minbib.html

The book by J. Black is a must read too : http://www.history.a...views/review/45

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http://www.amazon.co...g/dp/1568981953

With regard to topography, the book linked above is well illustrated and gives a lot of historical information. It's a coffee table sized book; the cover price is $75 but I bought one used for $35. It's now much cheaper at Amazon and even cheaper on eBay.

The first half of the book deals with the age-old problem of representing a three dimensional surface on a two-dimensional sheet of paper (but with some discussion of models). It reproduces some beautiful classic maps by many of those who were successful in various ways of dealing with the problem. These include maps by Clark, Preuss, Dufour, von Sydow, Hayden, Powell, Imhof, Washburn and others. Then the Ambroziak brothers introduce their solution which involves anaglyphs using circa 1990s computer technology, which is no longer cutting edge, but still a lot of fun to look at.

The entire book is very much worth the few bucks a used copy will cost.

Steve Richardson


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An excellent on-line resource is always David Rumsey's collection - it's a fully searchable database - David Rumsey
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