Mapping the Holy Land provides a unique study of the cartography of the Holy Land during the formative period of its development. Through a detailed study of the work of three of the leading figures of the era – Augustus Petermann, Physical Geographer Royal to Queen Victoria; cartographer Charles Meredith van de Velde, who produced… Read More Hayim Goren, Jutta Faehndrich, Bruno Schelhaas, Petra Weigel (2017): Mapping the holy land: the foundation of a scientific cartography of Palestine. (= Tauris Historical Geography Series; 11) I.B. Tauris: London und New York.
Space and time on earth are regulated by the prime meridian, 0°, which is, by convention, based at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. But the meridian’s location in southeast London is not a simple legacy of Britain’s imperial past. Before the nineteenth century, more than twenty-five different prime meridians were in use around the world, including… Read More Charles W. J. Withers (2017): Zero Degrees. Geographies of the Prime Meridian. Harvard University Press: Cambridge MA.