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Mapping of Africa: A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700 (Utrecht Studies in the History of Cartography) Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-9061944898 ISBN-10: 9061944899

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  • Series: Utrecht Studies in the History of Cartography
  • Hardcover: 540 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet Books (October 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9061944899
  • ISBN-13: 978-9061944898
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.5 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,894,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gerald J. Rizzo on March 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Cartography can be viewed as the study of horizons. For countless millennia, knowledge about Africa seemed lost in the notion of a `torrid-zone'. Yet by the gift of reason, cartography became the vehicle to see what can exist beyond our immediate experience. In recent centuries, most of the pre-eminent nations have tried to chart a piece of Africa, and all the great cartographers have made their mark on this land. Notably this year, a valuable new book arrived that takes us to the seat of this heritage. "THE MAPPING OF AFRICA: A CARTOBIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT TO 1700", by Richard L. Betz, is the most thoroughly researched contribution since the late Oscar Norwich assembled his fine collection more than 25 years ago.

Upon opening this book, I experienced what Jean Jacques Rousseau in 1749 described as "...a thousand sparkling lights". The book is a telling example of the synergy achieved by private and academic partnerships. The private passion of author Richard L. Betz, and the academic instruction of Peter van der Krogt and the Universiteit Utrecht/Research Program Explocart have combined to accomplish an otherwise insurmountable task. After long years as an economic consultant in Africa, Richard Betz began a new career in the trade and research of historical maps. By logging hundreds of library visits over 10 years in 10 different countries, he brings to bear the sharp pencil of an accountant and the fastidious plow of a yeoman, as he displays a respectful attention to accuracy. I have watched the author as well as the book grow from scattered questions in a Miami museum, to gradually achieving a command of the material with substantive answers that now become available to all of us and to future generations.
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As an historian of Africa I have a practical interest in this book because it collects in one place, more exhaustively than in any other volume published to date, a huge range of maps documenting the growth of knowledge about the African continent. It is the definitive text and no library, collector of maps, or historian of Africa should be without a copy. Moreover, it is a beautifully produced book with excellent reproductions of the maps. I just wish there was another volume on the period since 1700.
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