Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. 639 pp. Previous owner's name written on front pastedown, otherwise as new. Dust jacket has very slight edgewear. Due to weight, shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders. "The History of Cartography … is the most ambitious overview of map making ever undertaken …. People come to know the world the way they come to map it—through their perceptions of how its elements are connected and of how they should move among them. This is precisely what the series is attempting by situating the map at the heart of cultural life and revealing its relationship to society, science, and religion…. It is trying to define a new set of relationships between maps and the physical world that involve more than geometric correspondence. It is in essence a new map of human attempts to chart the world" (New York Times review). According to the introduction, the maps in this volume "provide an evocative picture of how indigenous peoples view and represent their worlds. They illuminate not only questyions of material culture but also the cognitive systems and social motivations that underpin them."