4.5. The Map as Biography: Thoughts on Ordnance Survey Map, Six-Inch Sheet Devonshire CIX, SE, Newton Abbot

  1. Martin Dodge1,
  2. Rob Kitchin2 and
  3. Chris Perkins1
  1. J. B. Harley

Published Online: 24 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch43

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Harley, J. B. (2011) The Map as Biography: Thoughts on Ordnance Survey Map, Six-Inch Sheet Devonshire CIX, SE, Newton Abbot, in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation (eds M. Dodge, R. Kitchin and C. Perkins), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • the map as biography, thoughts on ordnance survey map - six-inch sheet Devonshire CIX, SE, Newton Abbot;
  • image itself having a story - a cartographic, artefactual biography;
  • map, biography of landscape portrayed;
  • cartography view, mutable, personal and emotionally laden - cultural interpretation of social life of map;
  • map, serving to link us to biographies of its makers;
  • map, transcription of culture - and of individual endeavour;
  • personal biography - lying hidden in the map;
  • Devonshire sheet CIX, SE - a very ordinary map;
  • Sheet CIX, SE - transformed into a subjective symbol of place

Summary

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  • Editors' overview

  • Further reading

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