ptolemy's geography: an annotated translation of the theoretical chapters

Read more... (not yet rated) Berggren and Jones have triumphantly filled that lack for the crucial portion of the work, the portion in which Ptolemy speaks as scientific geographer." You may send this item to up to five recipients. Please enter your name. Try logging in through your institution for access. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? the work. In Berggren and Jones [Ptolemy] has, at long last, found his ideal exponents. But we first make the following observation: the numbers of degrees in longitude and latitude of well-trodden places are to be... Let [the foregoing] be the way that the guide of the individual provinces and satrapies of the oikoumenē is composed. .This is a most useful volume, destined to be a primary source for classical scholars as well as for historians of science." I imagine, after all, that it would be ridiculous to go on chapter after chapter, as our predecessors have done, saying through which places each of the parallels and meridians included in the map is to... JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. It differs from regional cartography in that regional cartography, as an independent discipline, sets out the individual localities, each one independently and by itself, registering practically everything down to the least thing therein (for example, harbors, towns, districts, branches of principal rivers, and so on), while the essence of world cartography is to show the known world as a single and continuous entity, its nature and how it is situated, [taking account] only of... Let this be the end of our outline of the general assumptions about world cartography and the revision of the map that would be in accordance with [1] up-to-date research on the known parts of the earth (that is, our oikoumenē), and [2] both the correct proportion of the places with respect to each other and the greatest possible similarity in shape [to the real oikoumenē], and [3] the variety of map. This work also includes color reproductions of maps from manuscripts and early printed editions of the text. In Berggren and Jones [Ptolemy] has, at long last, found his ideal exponents." . . The subject field is required. Offers a translation of the "Geography" and provides an introduction, which treats the historical and technical background of Ptolemy's work, the contents of the "Geography", and the later history of the work. Written in the second century AD, for more than fifteen centuries it was the most detailed topography of Europe and Asia available and the best reference on how to gather data and draw maps. Please enter the subject. Here Berggren and Jones render an exemplary translation of the Geography and provide a thorough introduction, which treats the historical and technical background of Ptolemy's work, the contents of the Geography, and the later history of the work. 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Ptolemy’s Geography: an annotated translation of the theoretical chapters. But since we demonstrated at the beginning of the compilation how the known part of the earth could be mapped on a globe, and also on a plane surface, in a way that is, as far as possible, both similar [in appearance] and proportionate to the things that are comprehended on the solid globe, it is appropriate to add to these portrayals of the whole oikoumenē a summary caption that will indicate the things that are generally seen [in the... [The foregoing] suffices, in my opinion, for all the things that ought to be incorporated in the guide to world cartography, both in the way of verifying more thoroughly [the reports of] those who have explored the countries that are distant from us, and in the way of providing a more convenient and at the same time more appropriate approach to making the maps. Ptolemy’s Geography: an annotated translation of the theoretical chapters J. Lennart Berggren , Alexander Jones Ptolemy's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time. It may take up to 1-5 minutes before you receive it. Log in to your personal account or through your institution. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Copyright © 2001-2020 OCLC. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. --William A.S. Sarjeant, Earth Sciences History "By allowing us to hear in English the voice of one who was both the chief cartographer of the Greek world and the inspiration for the fifteenth-century cartographic revolution, Berggren and Jones have masterfully met a long-felt need." Request PDF | On Dec 1, 2003, James Evans published Ptolemy’s Geography: An Annotated Translation of the Theoretical Chapters | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

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