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by Margaret Wilkes,Charles W. J. Withers,Michael Anderson,Christopher Fleet


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by Chris Fleet (Author), Margaret Wilkes (Author), Charles . Withers (Author), Michael Anderson (Foreword) & 1 more. Margaret Wilkes is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Scottish Maps Forum, a Director of The Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Convenor of its Collections & Information Committee and Joint Chairman of its Edinburgh Centre. Withers is Geographer Royal in Scotland.

Scotland: Mapping the Nation. Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent form of Scotland's mapping and geographical representation in GIS, satellite imagery and SATNAV.

Book theme: Great Britain, General. Author: Christopher Fleet & Margaret Wilkes & Charles W J Withers. Street Date: October 26, 2017. Compiled by three experts who have spent their lives working with maps, Scotland: Mapping the Nation offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history which is beautifully illustrated with complete facsimiles and details of hundreds of the most significant manuscript and printed maps from the National Library of Scotland and other institutions, including those by Timothy Pont, Joan Blaeu and William. Roy, amongst many others. Scottish printed books. Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, and Charles W J Withers. A swing through time: Golf in Scotland 1457-1744. Scotland: Mapping the Islands. Scotland: Mapping the Islands' looks at the history and geography behind the many maps of Scotland's islands. This is the first book to take the maps of Scotland's islands as its central focus, reproducing some of the most beautiful and historically significant maps from the National Library of Scotland's magnificent collections. The book explores the many dimensions of island life and how this has changed over time.

Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, Charles w. J. Withers. Place of Publication. Christopher Fleet is Senior Map Curator in the National Library of Scotland with particular responsibilities for digital mapping. Margaret Wilkes is a member of the Steering Committee of the Scottish Maps Forum, a Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Joint Chair of the Edinburgh Centre of the RSGS. Withers is Ogilvie Chair of Geography at Edinburgh University and Geographer Royal in Scotland. Country of Publication. Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history

Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, Charles W.

Scotland: Mapping the Nation" is one of those books' Undiscovered Scotland .

Scotland: Mapping the Nation" is one of those books' Undiscovered Scotland 'much more than a visual treat. elegantly written, thoroughly referenced and exsquisitely presented' TES, Scotland 'mixes lavish illustration with academic rigour and engaging anecdotes' Sunday Herald show more. About Christopher Fleet. Withers is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh.

Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles WJ Withers, Authors of Scotland: Mapping the Nation, Discuss Four Depictions of the Nation through Its History. Magazine article Geographical. Mapping Scotland's History: Maps Don't Just Tell Us Where Things Are, They Also Provide Unique Insights into How Things Were at the Time the Map Was Produced.

Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W J Withers Scotland Mapping the Nation (Birlinn in association with the National Library of Scotland) is the first book to systematically exploit Scotland s treasure trove of maps as a major source for the history of the nation.

Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W J Withers Scotland Mapping the Nation (Birlinn in association with the National Library of Scotland) is the first book to systematically exploit Scotland s treasure trove of maps as a major source for the history of the nation: beautifully produced with a text full of unexpected insights. Some books are simply so magnificent in their scope and execution you know they are destined to become classics from the moment you open the cover and begin to turn the pages

From the earliest depictions of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent mapping and representation in the geographic information system and in satellite navigation, this collection offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history and geography. Written by experts who have spent their lives working with maps and map history, this new history of Scotland is beautifully illustrated with details of the most significant manuscripts and printed maps of the country.

Scotland: Mapping the Nation ebook
Author:
Margaret Wilkes,Charles W. J. Withers,Michael Anderson,Christopher Fleet
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