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It was by pure chance that I picked up the Saturday May 29, 1999 issue of The New York Times. As I got into the Arts & Ideas sub-section of the Metro Section, I found on page B9 (continured and concluded on page B11) a very fine article about The History of Cartography Project and its series of books published by the University of Chicago Press. The NY Times article by Edward Rothstein titled "Map Makers Explore The Contours of Power", and subtitled "New Study Tries to Break the Eurocentric Mold", relates how the study of cartography is changing, and points to the History of Cartography Project with special admiration. It comments on the just-published Volume II, Book 3, and how its "essays were written from a new perspective", and were "not just accumulations of neglected materials." I commend the article to all. Tom Sander *************************************************** Thomas F. Sander Phone (703) 426-2880 Editor, The Portolan Fax (703) 426-2881 Washington Map Society P. O. Box 10793 E-mail [log in to unmask] Burke, VA 22009-0793 USA Web Sites: Wash Map Soc: http://www.cyberia.com/pages/jdocktor/washmap.htm The Portolan: http://www.cyberia.com/pages/jdocktor/portolan.htm ***************************************************
"Without geography, you're nowhere."
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