Geographers Volume 27: Biobibliographical Studies by Charles W. J. Withers, Hayden Lorimer

By Charles W. J. Withers, Hayden Lorimer

The twenty-seventh quantity of Geographers: Biobibliographical stories contains essays overlaying the geographical paintings and lasting importance of 8 contributors among the overdue 16th century and the early 20th century. The essays disguise early glossy geography, cartography and astronomy, geography's connections with overdue Renaissance humanism and spiritual politics, 'armchair geography' and textual enquiry in African geography, clinical mapping and Siberian go back and forth, human ecology within the Vidalian culture, radical political geography in twentieth-century united states, American agricultural geography and cultural-historical geography in Japan and in India. In those essays, Gbs keeps to supply exact perception into the richness of geography's highbrow traditions and the variety of geographers' lives.

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Geographers Volume 27: Biobibliographical Studies

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Secondly, during these two decades, with his financial situation at last secured by his salary, we know that Camden travelled regularly and collected the material for Britannia. While the details of Camden's field trips are shadowy, we know that his mature life was punctuated by such trips: to Norfolk and Suffolk in 1578; to Yorkshire and Lancashire in 1582; to Devon and Oxford in 1588; to Wales in 1590; to Salisbury and Wells in 1596; and to Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall in 1600 (Parry 1995, 39).

For beyond direct exchanges of information at whatever spatial scale were the scholarly conversations of reading one another's work, which made the republic of letters function as an imagined community unified by print (Anderson 1991; Mayhew 2004). Camden's library was one of the 'leading libraries of seventeenth-century England in both size and quality' (DeMolen 1984, 332) and its content shows that his intellectual William Camden 33 engagement with geographical issues was far broader than recourse to his writings alone would allow us to imagine (DeMolen 1984).

Tycho Brahe's importance for cartography should not be exaggerated. He was a contemporary of such cartographical giants as Mercator, Ortelius and Waghenaer, and his cartographical interests must be placed in this context. Nevertheless, Tycho Brahe and his circle also influenced this context. His introduction to Scandinavia of triangulation in mapmaking was ahead of its time and its immediate impact on the development of Nordic cartography was small. Yet a line can be traced, first from Gemma Frisius and Philipp Apian to Tycho Brahe, and then from Brahe through Willem Blaeu and Snellius to Jean Picard, whose influence through the French 22 Tycho Brake school of topographical survey eventually contributed to the serious application of triangulation to mapping in Norden from the eighteenth century.

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