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Mappæ antiquæ: Liber Amicorum Günter Schilder (2 Vols.)

Vriendenboek ter gelegenheid van zijn 65ste verjaardag / Essays on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday / Festschrift zur Vollendung seines 65. Lebensjahres / Mélanges offerts pour son 65ième anniversaire

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Edited by Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip and Peter C.J. van der Krogt

This Liber Amicorum was published to celebrate the 65th birthday of a man who travelled to the farthest corners of the world to study maps, atlases and historic documents with love and passion throughout his entire life, then describing and analyzing them down to the smallest detail. It was presented to him 16th February 2007 by the editorial staff and all the others who worked on this publication to mark the occasion of his 65th birthday as well as the fact that he has been the holder for over 25 years of the only chair in the history of cartography in the world.
The work contains 49 contributions about cartographic subjects all by well-known cartographers, conservators and other map-related specialists throughout the world.

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Paul van den Brink

The main focus of attention in this study are the more than 3000 maps which were published by the Magazine (Tijdschrift) of the Royal Dutch Geographical Society (Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap) between 1873 and 1966. These have been divided into four periods, which are discussed in the elaborate introduction and which gives a complete overview of the history of the Society.
The wealth and variation of the cartographical material, which has been published in this leading magazine for almost a century, led worldwide to major interest among collectors and researchers. All maps are extensively described and have been made even more accessible by adding indices on name, area and subject.
In Dutch.

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Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip, Joop Kaashoek, Jaap Molenaar, Rob J. Poelijoe, Henk Schipper and Hans van der Zwan

The decision to embark on researching maps in books has resulted in a publication, presenting an unique combination of maps, plans and views. It concerns those, tucked away in historical and geographical works on Russia and Poland, prior to 1800 and published in the Netherlands. Both maps and books are elaborately described, analysed and indexed; much attention has been lavished on their authors, engravers and publishers to boot. The cartographic subdivision of the maps according to their regions brings to light the specific interrelation between the various works by differing authors.
The comprehensive introduction describes the history of Russia and Poland from various points of view for specific subjects and comes richly illustrated with over 100 images. The cartobibliography contains illustrations for each of the over 700 maps described and the bibliography features a large number of title pages and portraits in addition. This unusual combination of research objectives should appeal to map and book historians and collectors alike. A large folding view of the city of Moscow by Cornelis de Bruijn (1711) has been added in facsimile at the back of this publication. Summaries in Russian and Polish complete this publication.
In English with Polish and Russian summary.
Maps in Books of Russia and Poland is part 13 of the Utrecht Studies on the History of Cartography (Explokart).
Brill Research Perspectives in Map History offers comprehensive reference resources for scholars and students working in, or who want to familiarize themselves with map history. The series provides in-depth scholarly articles on the main topics in the field. Brill Research Perspectives in Map History contributes to a better understanding of the field with original and reliable essays about traditional as well as innovative topics about different genres of maps from all periods and cultures from an interdisciplinary point of view. While the series is open to new subjects, it will be focused on “non-current” cartifacts and mapping processes, i.e. historical maps and mappings, the history of cartography and other related topics, which might include their influence or impact on our present days.

Brill Research Perspectives in Map History publishes two issues. Each issue consists of one uniquely focused article of 70-100 pages.

If you are interested in writing an issue, or would like to know more, please get in touch with either the Editor-in-Chief Carla Lois, or the publisher at Brill Wendel Scholma.

Sailing for the East

History and Catalogue of Manuscript Charts on Vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), 1602-1799

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Günter Schilder and Hans Kok

The Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company) was for a period of 200 years responsible for the navigation material for the journey between the Netherlands and the Far East and the inter-Asian trade. In this book with the help of recovered archive materials a never published before overview is given of chart material that was used on a VOC-ship.
All navigation charts of the VOC in the 17th and 18th century, drawn on vellum (of which many were traced in foreign collections), are described and analysed in an illustrated cartobibliography. In a supplement extracts of the 'groot-journalen' of the 'Kamer Amsterdam' are published. These give an unique view of the total expenses of the VOC on navigation. The extensive introduction gives more information on the history of the VOC, the chart makers, the routes, the navigation and the instruments. Inlcudes CD-rom with appendices.
Volume 10 of the Utrecht Studies of the History of Cartography (EXPLOKART).

John Landwehr

At the height of its power and influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth century the VOC – acronym for the United Netherland East India Company – was the greatest commercial concern in the world. The scope of its activities extended from the Cape of Good Hope to Japan. In some aspects, the Baltic trade and the North Sea fisheries were of more fundamental relevance for the economy of the Lowlands. But it was the more spectacular East Indian trade which aroused the admiration and the envy of foreigners, sometimes to the point of war. In this bibliography several topics are covered. Not only technical matters such as the legal status of the VOC, its management, directors and shareholders, but also subjects as voyages, battles, ship building, navigation, geography, natural history, ethnography, mission work, ministration, and many others.
With 1674 entries, fully described and fully indexed.

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Günter Schilder

This is the last and final volume in the series Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica. This serie is the result of the author's investigations, carried out during the past thirty years in numerous Dutch and foreign collections. In this way rare cartographic material is now more easily accessible. The work is monumental in every respect, and it is indispensable for private as well as public reference collections.
This volume focuses exclusively on the work of Hessel Gerritsz. (c. 1581-1632), who ranks among the most important and influential cartographers of the early-seventeenth-century Amsterdam. He started his career in Willem Jansz. Blaeu's workshop. About 1608 he established himself as an independent engraver, mapmaker and printer. A selection of his maps has been described and reproduced in full size and his position as chart-maker of the Dutch East and West India Company is discussed in detail.
To present an easier access to the whole series, a general index on names, maps and a dozen thematic subjects of all the nine volumes has been compiled. This index volume is included.

Ortelius Atlas Maps

An Illustrated Guide. Second Revised Edition

M. van den Broecke

This renowned book has been out of print for a couple of years, but a second, corrected, revised and grangerized edition is now available. This very practical and informative manual gives an extensive overview and a description of all the maps that appeared in the famous first atlas by Abraham Ortelius, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 and all later editions. The book gives illustrated information on every map of the various editions that have appeared of the Ortelius Atlas and provides valuable information on the dating, number of copies printed, editions and the origin of the maps. Titles pages and portraits of Ortelius are also extensively described.

Maps in Newspapers

Approaches to Study and Practices in Portraying War since the 19th Century

André Reyes Novaes

mapmaking. However, before proposing forms of theoretical understanding and empirical investigation of the history of maps in the press, I will explore how this subject was approached by geographers and cartographers. Part 1. Trends and Approaches in the Study of Maps in Newspapers Although it is possible

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Mario Cams

about applied geometry. 205 Bouvet wished to use the occasion to talk about his many years’ labor on the Yijing and to express his desire to continue his research, hoping the emperor would relieve him of mapping the Great Wall. Bouvet, however, had not asked permission to discuss the subject, and so