Coordinating history through East Asia’s maps // China, Korea, and Japan revealed


Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps
written by Richard A. Pegg

2014 | 140 pages | 130 color illustrations
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-4765-4 | $40.00
Published in association with MacLean Collection


Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps is focused on a group of maps from the MacLean Collection, one of the world’s largest private collections of maps. Included are are eighteenth and nineteenth-century maps from the late Qing dynasty in China, the Joseon dynasty in Korea and the Edo and Meiji periods in Japan illustrating late traditions in the region’s history. This book provides some of the particular practices and relationships between text and image in East Asian map making that are unique in world cartography. Often particular map making characteristics are not recognized as unique within their own cultural contexts, and so it is only through the process of comparing and contrasting that these qualities emerge. This survey of selected maps proves extremely useful in revealing certain similarities and distinctive differences in the representations of space, both real and imagined, in early modern cartographic traditions of China, Korea and Japan.

New Edition of Hawaii (The Big Island) Map

Map of Hawaii, 8th EditionThe wait is over! The 8th edition of the Map of Hawai‘i (The Big Island), part of James A. Bier’s authoritative series, Reference Maps of the Islands of Hawai‘i, is available.

Some features of the Big Island map:
— detailed network of roads;
— large-scale inset maps of towns;
— points of interest and historical importance, both natural and cultural;
— hiking trails, parks, and beaches;
— waterfalls, peaks, and ridges (with altitudes) and many other natural features;
— more than 2,200 place-names, with index;
— Hawaiian words spelled with all accent marks (an exclusive feature).

August 2011 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3439-5 / $4.95