When France Was King of Cartography

When France Was King of Cartography : The Patronage and Production of Maps in Early Modern France

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When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over the course of two centuries in France. The book focuses on situated knowledge or 'localized' interests reflected in these geographical productions. Through the lens of mapmaking, it examines the relationship between power and the practice of patronage, geography, and commerce in early modern France.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 142.2 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 340.2g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0739117769
  • 9780739117767
  • 1,811,872

About Christine M. Petto

Christine M. Petto is professor of history at Southern Connecticut State University.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Patronage and Cartographic Glory Chapter 2 Scientific Cartography and Statecraft Chapter 3 Colonial Mapping Endeavors: The Case of the Americas Chapter 4 Selling Maps and Selling Power
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