Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea

7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018

  • Alexander James Kent
  • Soetkin Vervust
  • Imre Josef Demhardt
  • Nick Millea
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Far East

  3. The Middle East and India

  4. Mapping the World

  5. Mapping Boundaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Rose Mitchell
      Pages 207-226
  6. Toponyms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Wolfgang Crom
      Pages 229-246
    3. Jack Keilo
      Pages 247-259
  7. Mapmakers

About these proceedings


This book comprises 17 chapters derived from new research papers presented at the 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, held in Oxford from 13 to 15 September 2018 and jointly organized by the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. The overall conference theme was ‘Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea’. The book presents a breadth of original research undertaken by internationally recognized authors in the field of historical cartography and offers a significant contribution to the development of this growing field and to many interdisciplinary aspects of geography, history and the geographic information sciences. It is intended for researchers, teachers, postgraduate students, map librarians and archivists.


History of Cartography Colonial Cartography Nineteenth-century Cartography Maps and Exploration Map Curation and Preservation Thematic Mapping Survey and Empire

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander James Kent
    • 1
  • Soetkin Vervust
    • 2
  • Imre Josef Demhardt
    • 3
  • Nick Millea
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Human and Life SciencesCanterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Department of Art Sciences and ArchaeologyVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of HistoryUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  4. 4.Bodleian LibraryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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