Chapter 7. The Political History of Cartography Deconstructed: Harley, Gall, and Peters

  1. Jeremy W. Crampton

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch7

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2009) The Political History of Cartography Deconstructed: Harley, Gall, and Peters, in Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch7

Author Information

  1. Atlanta, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Critical Introductions to Geography

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Paul Jones III

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121729

Online ISBN: 9781444317411

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Keywords:

  • political history of cartography deconstructed - Harley, Gall, and Peters;
  • truth and power - cartography as social practice;
  • Peters Map controversy - situated knowledges and politics of truth;
  • Preadamism, reconciling emerging scientific findings with the Bible;
  • Gall's stated agenda - reconciling Bible and science;
  • James Gall - mutually reinforcing findings from geology and Darwinian evolution;
  • integrating scientific and religious worldviews;
  • Harley's “deconstruction” - truth in maps…present, buried as it was beneath lies, propaganda

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Truth and Power: Cartography as a Social Practice

  • The Peters Map Controversy: Situated Knowledges and the Politics of Truth

  • Preadamism

  • James Gall, Minister of the Church of Scotland

  • James Gall, Preadamite

  • The Peters Map

  • Harley in Person