Articles about history of cartography at mapstor.com
We would like to present you new section of articles at mapstor.com – History of cartography.
The history of cartography studies the development of maps as well as methods of its creation and the development of the theoretical foundations of science. Any historical research is based on historical sources – those facts, which have survived up to nowadays from past epochs of human development. Maps, geographic works and other written works – direct evidence of the past – represent especial value for the history of cartography. Only a few sources of the time, when there was no map printing, survived up to nowadays. But on the basis of those that have survived one can observe the history of the development of cartography.
Nowadays all of us know what the notion “map” means, but what did our ancestors mean by this notion and how did the first maps look like, you can read in the following articles:
- Cartographic pictures of primitive people
- Cartographic maps of ancient East
- Cartography and geography in ancient Greece and Hellenistic countries
- Cartographic maps of ancient Rome
- Cartography in slave-holding China
- Cartography and geography in Armenia and in countries of Arab Caliphate