Toggle navigation. Have you forgotten your login? Journal articles. Claude Monteil 1 AuthorId : Author. Hide details. Abstract : It is widely recognized that present-day biological diversity may reflect past land use and landscape features. Understanding the historical background is essential to explain the ecosystem functioning of landscapes today. Numerous historical spatial data have been used to reconstruct these pathways but resulted in problems of sources, formats and supports. One major problem is how to incorporate historical data in current coordinate systems to enable them to be compared with each other and with current sources.
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Buy Digital Image. Geographia, Ltd. The company was founded by Alexander Gross – , a Hungarian immigrant to the United Kingdom. Geographia Ltd. Many of his maps were drawn by a mysterious ‘Mr. Fountain’ of which we have been able to discovery little.
Aside from this specimen, dating from about bce, there appear to have been GeographiaWorld map derived from Ptolemy’s Geographia, woodcut,
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An atlas is a collection of various maps of the earth or a specific region of the earth, such as the U. The maps in atlases show geographic features, the topography of an area’s landscape and political boundaries. They also show climatic, social, religious and economic statistics of an area. Maps that make up atlases are traditionally bound as books.
Copperplate wall map by “Mr. Bolton,” with added outline color, 4 sheets joined, His Geographia, written in Alexandria around , was a manual on the but fortunately copies of it survived in Greek manuscripts dating between the 12th.
Whilst most county maps were included within Atlases that had dates on them – on their frontispieces if not on every map – maps published as individual counties or areas within covers frequently have no obvious date on them. The exception is the Ordnance Survey, who always dated their maps as far as I have seen, sometimes with a plethora of revision dates, so they are always easy to date unless someone has cropped off the margins too closely.
For the remaining publishers who omitted dates, sometimes they did include a date code that can be translated into a year, or at other times all you have is their address to compare against their known address dates. There is a lot of information on Bartholomews click on the link , but rather less on the others shown below the list :. The M. YY or MM. YY code in very small print is generally somewhere on the map or in the index of places eg CD.
BR is October ; there is no consistent location.
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The state of Georgia collection contains 94 atlases spanning years of growth and development through Within the atlases are 7, historical maps, illustrations, and histories many of which contain family names ideal for genealogical research. Others are rare antique maps, part of the collection by an exclusive arrangement with the Osher Map Library. The state of Georgia has 41 of these antiquarian maps dating back as early as Search Browse Help About Cart.
Georgia Historical Maps and Atlases The state of Georgia collection contains 94 atlases spanning years of growth and development through
Geographia” Road Map from London to the Coast. Gross Published by Geographia Map Co. New York. No date. Ca. s. (). Map.
Contents 1 The Ptolemy Problem 1. Most researchers were well aware of it but only few dared to put it into clear words. The problem and its possible solutions affect a lot of other topics and could be linked to a question most historians tried to avoid: Was our transmitted classical history sometimes subject to systematic manipulation? But we have, transmitted from the 2nd century, the “Geographia” of Ptolemy.
It is a book about the location of cities, rivers, mountains, coastlines and state boundaries of the whole known world. It gives coordinate tables and a guide to draw mathematically derived map projections. It is the only cartographic book transmitted from classical antiquity. Therefore it is considered the high point of ancient geography. How could any portolan originate from the classical world that had such poor maps? That is the Ptolemy problem.
It was first presented by Nordenskioeld in in his Facsimile Atlas. He presented the coastline of the Dulcert portolan side by side with a Ptolemy coastline map pp. But his text about the problem was spread over the whole book. It was Hapgood in his “Maps of the ancient sea-kings” who was able to make the problem clear on a few pages.
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The company is no longer trading, so its web profile is almost non-existant. Further searches reveal that the company was founded by a Hungarian immigrant, Alexander Gross, in and eventually became part of Collins Bartholomew. More information can be found on this page , just over halfway down, including this interesting snippet:. This is usually found in the bottom left hand corner of the first map in an atlas.
I have 2 geographia maps that i bought in an old book shop in Howarth west yorkshire.
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The following images have been scanned from maps in the collection of Dr Ian Saunders unless otherwise stated and have been used as illustrations in Printed Maps of Lancashire: the first two hundred years CNWRS, Lancaster, The map reference numbers in that book are included in the list below after the date, which is usually the year of the first issue, but in some cases is that for the particular edition illustrated.
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You are welcome to use the images of these maps for personal, educational or research purposes. They must not be used for commercial purposes without the permission of Lancaster University Library and the copyright holder. London, Bickham Junior. London, c. Map resources Map resources at Lancaster University Library.
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Clason Road Maps Diversified Maps General Drafting Company George F. Cram Company Geographers A-Z Map Company Geographia.
Clason Map Company was a map publisher in Denver, Colorado that published the first road atlas of the U. It failed during the Great Depression. Clason maps are notorious for having no date information. Instead, various elements of the maps changed over time. Use the link above to connect to a site at Michigan State University to learn more about dating Clason maps. Diversified Maps. The following information was provided by Jim Wakefield:.
Some, but not all, Diversified maps contianed a three or four digit date code. It was often, but not always in the bottom left or bottom right corner of the body of the map.
When Christopher Columbus first set foot in what’s now the Bahamas, it was the lucky sum of a 1,year-old cartographical error and Columbus’s own miscalculations of the globe. By his calculation, India lay within a 2,mile voyage west of Spain. He was off by about 8, miles. Maps are a 10,year journey of humans trying to understand Earth.
Examples include Ptolemy’s Geographia (over 70 eds.) To date, the online catalog describes over 6, Ayer printed maps, manuscript maps, and atlases.
Danville Under the Patronage of the Duke of Orleans. Bolton,” with added outline color, 4 sheets joined, 98 x 95 cm. London, probably the 3rd edition of His true identity is obscure. In the vacuum caused by the lack of firsthand information, early cartographers were forced to draw heavily on the ancients, primarily Ptolemy and al-Idrisi, for their geographic details of Africa.
Even as late as the s, Mr. Bolton makes references to both men in his numerous notes.
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Phyllis Isobella Pearsall MBE 25 September — 28 August was a British painter and writer who founded the Geographers’ A-Z Map Company , for which she is regarded as one of the most successful business people of the twentieth century. She grew up with her older brother, the artist Anthony Gross , in London and travelled all over Europe from an early age.
Her father founded the cartographic company Geographia Ltd ,  which produced, among others, street maps of most British towns and although successful, eventually went bankrupt; Gross re-launched the company in the United States as the Geographia Map Company a few years later. Her parents had a very tense marriage which soon dissolved. Her mother remarried but died some years later in an asylum. Phyllis Gross was educated at Roedean School , a private boarding school near Brighton , which she had to leave when her father went bankrupt.
It is of note that many of the Geographia Ltd. maps feature a peculiar dating system wherein the letters in the world CUMBERLAND correspond to the numbers.
Sebastian Munster is one of the most important and famous mapmakers of the mid-sixteenth century, on account of two books that he published, an edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, published in , with 48 double-page woodcut maps, and his Cosmographia , published in , which contained upwards of five hundred woodcuts, including 24 double-page maps.
These two publications, and their later editions, received a very wide circulation, and loose sheets, but also complete volumes, are readily available to the modern collector. In , he joined the Franciscan Order, and four years later was sent to the monastery of St. Katherina in Rufach. There he studied under Konrad Pelikan, who was to have great influence over the young man in the next five years. Pelikan was a teacher of Hebrew, Greek, mathematics and cosmography.