History of Cartography

International Symposium of the ICA Commission, 2010

  • Elri Liebenberg
  • Imre Josef Demhardt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Early Explorative Cartography

  3. The United States in the Nineteenth Century

  4. The United States Geological Survey

  5. New Mexico

  6. Brazilian Cartography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Paulo Márcio Leal de Menezes, Alan José Salomão Graça
      Pages 163-176
  7. Southern Africa

  8. General Cartography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Elri Liebenberg, Imre Josef Demhardt
      Pages E1-E2

About these proceedings


This volume comprises the proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography.  The nineteen papers reflect the research interests of the Commission which span the period from the Enlightenment to the evolution of Geographical Information Science.  Apart from studies on general cartography, the volume, which reflects some co-operation with the ICA Commission on Maps and Society and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), contains regional studies on cartographic endeavours in Northern America, Brazil, and Southern Africa.

The ICA Commission on Maps and Society participated as its field of study often overlaps with that of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography. The USGS which is the official USA mapping organisation, was invited to emphasise that the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography is not only interested in historical maps, but also has as mandate the research and document the history of Geographical Information Science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Elri Liebenberg
    • 1
  • Imre Josef Demhardt
    • 2
  1. 1.of CartographyICA Commission on the HistoryPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2., Department of HistoryUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19087-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19088-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-2246
  • Series Online ISSN 1863-2351
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