Mapping Latin America : a cartographic reader / edited by Jordana Dym and Karl Offen.

Contributor(s): Dym, Jordana, 1967- | Offen, KarlMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, c2011Description: xix, 338 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cmISBN: 9780226618210 (cloth : alk. paper); 0226618218 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780226618227 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0226618226 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Cartography -- Latin America -- HistoryDDC classification: 912.8 LOC classification: GA641 | .M37 2011
Contents:
The Colonial Period: explorations and empires. Palace arts / Francisco Estrada-Belli and Heather Hurst -- America / John Hébert -- Charting shores / Ricardo Padrón -- Fabled land / D. Graham Burnett -- Indigenous civilization / Barbara E. Mundy -- Projecting order / Richard L. Kagan -- Hybrid space / Barbara E. Mundy -- Litigating land / Barbara E. Mundy -- Mining mountains / Peter Bakewell -- Between two seas / W. George Lovell and Christopher H. Lutz -- Bourbons and water / Vera S. Candiani -- Andean empire / Rolena Adorno -- Imperial rivalries / Matthew Testall -- Allegory and empire / Ricardo Padrón -- Edge of empire / Karl Offen -- Mapping new Spain borderlands / Dennis Reinhartz -- Forts and ports / Joseph L. Scarpaci -- Estate maps / David Buisseret -- Myths and measurements / Neil Safier -- Creole landscapes / Magali M. Carrera -- Cartographic independence / Junia Ferreira Furtado --
The Nineteenth Century: Enlightenment, independence, and the Nation-State. Mapping mountians / Karl S. Zimmerer -- Traversing space / D. Graham Burnett -- Cutting across / Peter H. Dana -- Minerals and war / Karl Offen -- Initial boundaries / Jordana Dym -- Interior designs / Lina del Castillo -- Historical geographies / Raymond B. Craib -- Drawing the line / Paula Rebert -- Measuring up and fitting in / Carla Lois -- Coffee grounds / Stefania Gallini -- Portraying and planning a city / Fernando Pérez Oyarzún and José Rosas Vera -- From field to port / Michael Johns -- The life of a map / Raymond B. Craib -- The Twentieth Century: maps for every purpose and many new mapmakers. Educating the nation / Lina del Castillo -- Recordering our world / Jennifer A. Jolly -- National production / Carla Lois -- Representing the nation / Sarah A. Radcliffe -- Ties that bind / Marie Price -- A fruit company town / John Soluir -- Tropical modernism / Sylvia Ficher and Francisco Leitáo -- On the road / James R. Akerman -- Mass transit / Alain Musset -- Open for business / Altha J. Cravey --
Mayas and tourism markets / Walter E. Little -- National security and transnational insecurity / Michael J. Schroeder -- Revolutionary power, divided state / Joaquín M. Chávez -- Controlling people and space / Matthew J. Taylor and Michael K. Steinberg -- Sewing resistance / Ericka Kim Verba -- Vertical environments / Karl S. Zimmerer -- Renewed El Dorado / Christian Brannstrom -- Hydrologic modeling / Jessica Budds -- GIS maps and the amazon borderlands / David S. Salisbury -- Ethnic mapping / Gregory Knapp -- Making black territories / Karl Offen -- Ironies of conservation mapping / Anthony Stocks and Peter Taber -- Mapping the pemon homeland / Bjorn Sletto.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Colonial Period: explorations and empires. Palace arts / Francisco Estrada-Belli and Heather Hurst -- America / John Hébert -- Charting shores / Ricardo Padrón -- Fabled land / D. Graham Burnett -- Indigenous civilization / Barbara E. Mundy -- Projecting order / Richard L. Kagan -- Hybrid space / Barbara E. Mundy -- Litigating land / Barbara E. Mundy -- Mining mountains / Peter Bakewell -- Between two seas / W. George Lovell and Christopher H. Lutz -- Bourbons and water / Vera S. Candiani -- Andean empire / Rolena Adorno -- Imperial rivalries / Matthew Testall -- Allegory and empire / Ricardo Padrón -- Edge of empire / Karl Offen -- Mapping new Spain borderlands / Dennis Reinhartz -- Forts and ports / Joseph L. Scarpaci -- Estate maps / David Buisseret -- Myths and measurements / Neil Safier -- Creole landscapes / Magali M. Carrera -- Cartographic independence / Junia Ferreira Furtado --

The Nineteenth Century: Enlightenment, independence, and the Nation-State. Mapping mountians / Karl S. Zimmerer -- Traversing space / D. Graham Burnett -- Cutting across / Peter H. Dana -- Minerals and war / Karl Offen -- Initial boundaries / Jordana Dym -- Interior designs / Lina del Castillo -- Historical geographies / Raymond B. Craib -- Drawing the line / Paula Rebert -- Measuring up and fitting in / Carla Lois -- Coffee grounds / Stefania Gallini -- Portraying and planning a city / Fernando Pérez Oyarzún and José Rosas Vera -- From field to port / Michael Johns -- The life of a map / Raymond B. Craib -- The Twentieth Century: maps for every purpose and many new mapmakers. Educating the nation / Lina del Castillo -- Recordering our world / Jennifer A. Jolly -- National production / Carla Lois -- Representing the nation / Sarah A. Radcliffe -- Ties that bind / Marie Price -- A fruit company town / John Soluir -- Tropical modernism / Sylvia Ficher and Francisco Leitáo -- On the road / James R. Akerman -- Mass transit / Alain Musset -- Open for business / Altha J. Cravey --

Mayas and tourism markets / Walter E. Little -- National security and transnational insecurity / Michael J. Schroeder -- Revolutionary power, divided state / Joaquín M. Chávez -- Controlling people and space / Matthew J. Taylor and Michael K. Steinberg -- Sewing resistance / Ericka Kim Verba -- Vertical environments / Karl S. Zimmerer -- Renewed El Dorado / Christian Brannstrom -- Hydrologic modeling / Jessica Budds -- GIS maps and the amazon borderlands / David S. Salisbury -- Ethnic mapping / Gregory Knapp -- Making black territories / Karl Offen -- Ironies of conservation mapping / Anthony Stocks and Peter Taber -- Mapping the pemon homeland / Bjorn Sletto.

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CHOICE Review

This atlas, consisting of 98 full-color maps in 57 vignette-size chapters written by 54 interdisciplinary contributors (mostly geographers and historians), adds a unique and valuable perspective about the region. The chapters, organized in three distinct historical periods--colonial, republican, and contemporary eras--are in turn separated into various thematic areas of geographic and historical inquiry. The essays provide critical insights about the maps' contents while delving into explanations ranging from the physical to the cultural environments. The authors elaborate on geographic information while interpreting each cartographer's possible intentions regarding a map's purpose and supply biographical background about the mapmakers and their motivations in creating their products. Context is a significant part of each essay, enriching the value of the map and its story. Many of the maps, previously obscured, have surfaced from a variety of collections published in various languages and from different countries. Each treatise concludes with a complementary bibliography. The additional resources section at the end of the book is most important for further understanding. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. L. Yacher Southern Connecticut State University

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Jordana Dym is associate professor of history and director of Latin American studies at Skidmore College and the author of From Sovereign Villages to National States: City, State and Federation in Central America, 1759-1838 . Karl Offen is associate professor of geography at the University of Oklahoma.

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