Mapping, 4 volume edited collection of key articles in cartography
Mapping' and it has just appeared in print.
The 4 volumes contain 76 separate pieces from the 1908 Max Eckert article ‘On the Nature of Maps and Map Logic’ to an 2013 article, ‘The London Underground Diagram: Between Palimpsest and Canon’, by Samuel Merrill. The 4 volumes are structured by theme as follows:
- Volume I: Mapping definitions and paradigms
- Volume II: Map design and communication
- Volume III: Mapping technologies and techniques
- Volume IV: People and politics
I'm not quite clear what the business model is for this kind product. Routledge have invested a lot of up front capital in securing permissions to reprint so much work and in terms of reformatting and copyediting. But I guess they are fairly certain of a large library market that will buying up copies!