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Eleanor Douglass

Visuals - Histories of Maps and Other Visual Books - Review - NYTimes.com - 29 views

  • not just with topography but with typography too
  • my favorite maps are those of unknown worlds
  • For instance, the Chinese, who had long been reassured by their maps that they occupied the “middle kingdom,” were “extremely exasperated,” the authors write, “when they discovered . . . that they had been relegated to the right edge of a map prepared by the Jesuits.”
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  • For instance, the Chinese, who had long been reassured by their maps that they occupied the “middle kingdom,” were “extremely exasperated,” the authors write, “when they discovered . . . that they had been relegated to the right edge of a map prepared by the Jesuits.”
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