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30683 A Golden Age of Cartography: Maps and Mapmakers Before 1800    NEW!

In today's world of Google Maps and global positioning systems, people often forget that it wasn't always so easy to decipher how to get from point A to point B. Similarly, when using a road map, you may not realize that what you are unfolding represents the synthesis of decades of exploration, reckoning, and artistry. This course surveys maps and mapmakers from the Middle Ages and ancient Rome to 18th-century America. Throughout, you’ll learn how ideas about the world have changed over time—not just on maps, but in the imagination as well.

Offered in cooperation with the James Ford Bell Library.

 

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