Cartographic Encounters Perspectives on Native American Mapmaking and Map Use
- List Price: $101.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 07/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780226476940
- ISBN10: 0226476944
G. Malcolm Lewis provides accessible and detailed overviews of the history of native North American maps, mapmaking, and scholarly interest in these topics. Other contributions include a study of colonial Aztec cartography that highlights the connections among maps, space, and history; art account of the importance of native maps as archaeological evidence; and an interpretation of an early-contact-period hide painting of an actual encounter involving whites and two groups of warring natives.
Although few original native maps have survived, contemporary copies and accounts of mapmaking form a rich resource for anyone interested in the history of Native American encounters or the history of cartography and geography.