Maps for Africa

Cosser, M. and West, W.O. (1994) Maps for Africa. Published by the Geography Department, Rhodes University in collaboration with the Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa. ISBN 0-86810-267-9




[From the opening address by Oakley West at the exhibition: Maps: Knowledge and Power - A Teaching Exhibition]: Throughout time maps have served a multitude of purposes. They have been the instruments of rulers and conquerors, of entrepreneurs and of hunters of game or fortune. They have not only guided man's passage on the earth, but beneath it, around it and over it. The exhibition "Maps: Knowledge and Power - a Teaching Exhibition" (for which this handbook was prepared), focused mainly on historical maps and aimed to show the progress over time of cartography as a science, as well as an art. By no means does the compiler profess the handbook to be all-inclusive; however, it is hoped that it will, nevertheless, be an inviting introduction to this many-faceted art...or science?

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:The following members of the Geography Department, Rhodes University were also involved in the production of this handbook: John Keulder provided the photographs, while Glyn Armstrong and Debi Brody were responsible for the layout.
Uncontrolled Keywords:maps; map drawing; map collections; cartography; catographers; GIS; Geographical Information Systems; satellite photography; historical geography; geography; history; study and teaching; Albany Museum; Geography Department; Rhodes University; Grahamstown; South Africa; Africa
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Geography
Research Institutes and Units > Albany Museum
ID Code:1225
Deposited On:21 Oct 2008
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