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Investigaciones Geográficas (Mx) 2004, (55)

Author: Paula Rebert Albuquerque

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Investigaciones Geográficas (Mx) ISSN: 0188-4611 edito@igg.unam.mx Instituto de Geografía México Rebert Albuquerque, Paula David Woodward (1942-2004) Investigaciones Geográficas (Mx), núm.
55, diciembre, 2004, pp.
173-174 Instituto de Geografía Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=56905514 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative David Woodward (1942-2004) David Woodward, map historian and editor of the monumental History of Cartography, died of cancer on August 25, 2004.
Through the History of Cartography Project, he led the discipline of the history of cartography into new avenues of research and new understanding of the importance of maps and their role in world history. The History of Cartography Project was first conceived when David Woodward and colleague J.
Brian Harley talked together about creating a multi-volume world history of cartography that could give direction to the study of the history of cartography and serve as a standard reference work.
They made their first funding proposal for the Project in 1981. In 1987, Volume One of the History of Cartography, examining cartogra-phy in prehistoric, ancient, and medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, was pub-lished.
Like all of the volumes that were to follow, it featured chapters commissioned from eminent scholars and was meticulously edited by Woodward and Harley, their co-editors, and Project staff. Beautifully pro-duced by the University of Chicago Press, it was illustrated with many high-quality black-and-white and color map reproduc-tions. In 1991 Brian Harley died, but David Woodward continued to guide the History of Cartography Project.
Volume Two investigated mapmaking in the traditional so-cieties of Islam...





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