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The History of Cartography Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies, Book 1 (volume2) cover
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  • ISBN10: 0226316351

The History of Cartography Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies, Book 1 (volume2)

by David Woodward

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 74
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/1992
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List of Illustrations Preface, J. B. Harley and David Woodward Part One - Islamic Cartography 1. Introduction to Islamic Maps, Ahmet T. Karamustafa Greek Heritage Map and Text Conditions of Map Production Theory and Practice Terms Historiography 2. Celestial Mapping, Emilie Savage-Smith Early Syrian Origins Planispheric Astrolabes as Celestial Maps Early History of the Astrolabe Extended Use of Astrolabic Mapping Al-Biruni on Celestial Mapping Additional Planar Mapping Three-Dimensional Celestial Mapping Spherical Astrolabes Celestial Globes The Manufacture of Celestial Globes Armillary Spheres Mapping of Individual Constellations and Asterisms The Pre-Islamic Astronomic System Lunar Mansions Islamic Constellation Iconography Islamic Asterism Mapping and Its Influence in Europe Personifying and Allegorical Interpretations of Celestial Bodies The Introduction of Early Modern European Celestial Mapping 3. Cosmographical Diagrams, Ahmet T. Karamustafa Scope Cosmology in Islam General Characteristics of Cosmological Maps and Diagrams Exoteric Realism: Philosophical and Scientific Diagrams Celestial Diagrams Geographical Diagrams Esoteric Speculation: Gnostic and Mystical Diagrams Gnostic Diagrams Mystical Diagrams Religious Cosmography Early Geographical Mapping 4. The Beginnings of a Cartographic Tradition, Gerald R. Tibbetts Introduction Early Geographical Literature Foreign Geographical Influence The Map of the Caliph al-Ma'mun Geographical Tables Longitude and Latitude Tables: Al-Khwarazmi, al Battani, and Ptolemy Al-Khwarazmi's Methods and Purpose The Length of the Mediterranean The Seven Climates and Their Boundaries Prime Meridians Suhrab's Construction of a Map The Maps from the al-Khwarazmi Manuscript Conclusion 5. The Balkhi School of Geographers, Gerald R. Tibbetts Works of the Balkhi School The Maps of the Balkhi School Description of the Maps Selection of Material The Treatment of the Persian Provinces The Arabic-Speaking Provinces The World Map Al-Muqaddasi's Maps Miscellaneous Manuscripts Belonging to the Balkhi School Conclusion 6. Later Cartographic Developments, Gerald R. Tibbetts Later Recensions of Ibn Hawqal's Maps TheHudud al'alam Later Tables and al-Biruni Later Geographical Writers Thirteenth-Century and Later World Maps Climatic Maps and Their Variants First Use of a Graticule Other Maps Conclusion 7. Cartography of al-Sharif al-Idrisi, S. Maqbul Ahmad Al-Sharif al-Idrisi as a Mapmaker TheNuzhat al-mushtaq fi'khtiraq al-afaq Publications and Translations Al-Idrisi's Instructions for Making a World Map Writing theNuzhat al-mushtaq Maps in theNuzhat al-mushtaq TheRawd al-faraj wa-nuzhat al-muhaj The Sources for al-Idrisi'sNuzhat al-mushtaq The Influence of al-Idrisi's Work on Later Authors 8. Geodesy, Raymond P. Mercier Introduction Arabic Metrology Measurements of the Length of a Degree Al-Biruni's Measurement of the Radius of the Earth Determining the Longitude of Ghazna 9. Qibla Charts, Qubla Maps, and Related Instruments, David A. King and Richard P. Lorch Introduction Qibla Charts Centered on the Ka'ba Qibla Maps Based on Coordinates Methods of Qibla Determination with Spheres and Astrolabes Premodern Ottoman Geographical Mapping 10. Introduction to Ottoman Cartography, Ahmet T. Karamustafa Scope and Organization Terminology Problems in the Study of Ottoman Cartography 11. Military, Administrative, and Scholarly Maps and Plans, Ahmet T. Karamustafa Cartography in the Service of the State Origins Military Maps Architectural Plans and Waterway Maps Cartography as Priv
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