Post By flocko
The History of Cartography and some hand drawn elements
So a few years ago I found myself in the Penn State Maps Library. They had a copy of The History of Cartography edited by David Woodward. I happened to google the book and found that it's available online for free in pdf form!
Here's the book: The History of Cartography by David Woodward
The series has 6 books in three volumes and each one is huge. I highly recommend giving it a look through.
- Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean
- Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies
- Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies
- Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies
- Cartography in the European Renaissance
- Cartography in the European Renaissance (Part 2)
Here's a random section I thought was neat: V2 B1 Ch3 Cosmographical Diagrams
I also copied some map elements from pages 542-578 (I can't remember which book). It's separated into pdf's by chapter so I'm not sure where exactly my icons came from or I'd have a link to the originals. I'm not sure if this should be a separate post under "elements" but here you go:
Coasts, cliffs, hills, rivers, forests, swamps
Cities, farmland, vineyards, mines, a windmill, something... a fish, a mile marker and another vineyard I think. I think the crossed out cities are flooded or otherwise ruined.
Excellent find thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to look over some of this in finer detail.
Nice find indeed, thanks Flocko!
Okay, that right there is gonna cost me some serious time ... Thanks!
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