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2011-07-21 16:58:57.89868+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-07-21 23:24:19.321248+00 by: ebradway

The History of Cartography has a tragic backstory. JB Harley, co-author of Vol 1 and Vol 2, Book 1, tragically died of a heart attack. He was advising the dissertation of one of my colleagues at the time. David Woodward met a similar fate during Volume 2. The David Woodward Foundation site has a nice history of the development of The History.

While JB Harley was primarily a cartographic historian, he also essentially created the field of Critical Cartography which applies post-modern critical theory to the art/science of cartography. A good primer is Harley's posthumously published The New Nature of Maps. Harley's seminal article was "Deconstructing the Map".