Cartography in the European Enlightenment - Now online for free access
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Cartography in the European Enlightenment explores all aspects of mapping in the long eighteenth century (1650-1800) in Europe, Europe's overseas empires and trading companies, in Russia, and in the Ottoman Empire. It is arranged by major mapping practices (geographical mapping, property mapping, marine charting, etc.) and by major communities of map consumers (military, civil government, the emergent public). It is the starting point for anyone seeking to learn more about mapping at a time when maps served as a foundational metaphor for the organization of knowledge.