Though the political and intellectual history of mapmaking in the eighteenth century is well established, the details of its commercial revolution have until now been widely scattered. In The Commerce of Cartography, Mary Pedley presents a vivid picture of the costs and profits of the mapmaking industry in England and France, and reveals how the… Read More Mary Sponberg Pedley (2021): The Commerce of Cartography. Making and Marketing Maps in Eighteenth-Century France and England. Chicago University Press: Chicago.
The term mantle has inspired philosophers, geographers, and theologians and shaped artists’ and mapmakers’ visual vocabularies for thousands of years. According to Veronica della Dora, mantle is the “metaphor par excellence, for it unfolds between the seen and the unseen as a threshold and as a point of tension.” Featuring numerous illustrations, The Mantle of… Read More Veronica della Dora (2021): The Mantle of the Earth. Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor. University of Chicago Press: Chicago.