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Articles about history of cartography at

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We would like to present you new section of articles at – 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:

Mapstor news 10-05-2008