Book of the Week: History of Topographical Maps

The His­tory of Topo­graph­i­cal Maps by P D A Har­vey is a schol­arly sur­vey of how the topo­graph­i­cal map was devel­oped, begin­ning in clas­si­cal antiq­uity through medieval times.

P.D, A Harvey

the His­tory of Topo­graph­i­cal Maps by Pro­fes­sor P.D, A Harvey

I saw it in a local used book­shop in Red­mond near my house. Car­tog­ra­phy has always fas­ci­nated me, esoe­cially the­matic maps that visu­al­ize data. The book looks like an enjoy­able “week­end” read — good back­ground for data geeks inter­ested in the his­tory of visu­al­iza­tion of topography.

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