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dc.creatorSchafer, Wolf
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-04T17:54:13Z
dc.date.available2012-05-04T17:54:13Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-16
dc.identifier.issn1553-3247
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/129184
dc.description.abstractThis article calls for a new approach to historical cartography. Arguing that cartographic presentism obscures the local geographies of the past, the author reviews the imagery of current historical mapping as geocentric and presentistic. The analysis concentrates on two key images: the ubiquitous image of the globe as the icon of the present and David Harvey’s “time-space compression” chart. Harvey’s paradigmatic diagram and an earlier data map by Eugene Staley are discussed as misleading representations of globalization. The article envisions the alternative of a richer historical cartography that would combine the scientific purview of modern reference maps with historical maps and preglobal perspectives of space.en
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherALA Map and Geography Round Table
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCoordinates ; Series A;3
dc.subjectglobal historyen
dc.subjectpreglobal geographyen
dc.subjectglobalizationen
dc.subjecthistorical cartographyen
dc.subjectcartographic presentismen
dc.subjecthistorical mapsen
dc.subjectmodern world mapen
dc.subjecttime-space compressionen
dc.titlePtolemy’s Revenge: A Critique of Historical Cartographyen
dc.typeArticleen
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