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Early American Cartographies (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia) Hardcover – December 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0807834695 ISBN-10: 0807834696 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807834696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807834695
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #915,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Better than any other study, this remarkable collection elucidates the complex dynamics that determined what kinds of--and whose--Americas were put on maps during the long colonial era."
--Pekka Hämäläinen, University of California, Santa Barbara

"This volume will transform scholars' own mental maps of the early American geographical imagination."
--Neil Safier, University of British Columbia

"Brückner's jeweled introduction on maps and their relation to the early modern Americas draws the broad conceptual lines of thirteen stunning essays that tie cartography to areas in which graphic reason is shown to shape history and ideology...."
--Tom Conley, Harvard University

"A major addition to the growing field of critical cartography."--Winterthur Portfolio

"A remarkable success. . . . [Its] greatest strength is the creativity to be found in making maps more complicated and broadening our definitions of what a map can be."--Journal of Southern History

"Bruckner assembled a talented set of contributions from university departments of English, history, geography, art history and romance languages. . . . Many chapters in Early American Cartographies should have a wide readership."--Journal of Historical Geography

"All those interested in. . . the history of cartography will find a number of articles in this volume to their liking. Those interested in early American cartography will want to add this book to their personal libraries."--The Portolan

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"Bruckner has taken the plurality of his title to heart. By expanding the definition of mapmaking to incorporate multiple perspectives and practices, this book embraces maps not only as static images but also as performance, at different scales, across time, through cultures. These essays pull 'cartographies' to the center stage in the theater of early American histories."--Mary Pedley, William L. Clements Library

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