Cartography through time is explored in this lavishly-illustrated (over 100 high- quality pictures), 138 pp book which explores The Royal Society of Tasmania’s fascinating Map Collection and also includes maps from volumes found in the Society’s Rare Book Collection.
Contributors: Foreword by Matt King; Introduction by Michael Giudici; 1. Charting the west: a wild and unforgiving coast / Peter Marmion and Tony Fenton; 2. Footprints of discovery and settlement: southern Van Diemen’s Land / John VanderNiet; 3. East by northwest: from convicts to tourism / James Parker; 4. An island apart: varied visions / Peter Mercer; 5. A continent revealed / Aidan Davison and Andrew Harwood; 6. Towards the poles: deep souths and deep norths / John Williamson; 7. A world in parts: from mapmaking to empires / John Williamson; 8. A glorious globe: lines and projections, facts and fictions / Michael Giudici; 9. The sharpened view: from farther out and closer in / Matt King; Bibliography; Index.
Mapping Van Diemen’s Land and the Great Beyond, published July 2018.
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