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A Journey Back in Time Through Maps

A Journey Back in Time Through Maps

作者 : Kevin J. Brown

出版社 : White Star S.P.A.

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In our modern day and age, when satellite imagery and GPS services like Google Maps, offer strikingly accurate images of the world, we can easily forget that for most of human history the world was an unknown tabula rasa on which cartographers, scientists, men of god, and kings imprinted their own dreams and ideals. We will juxtapose 18th century Buddhist cartography in Japan with European mercantile maps of the same period.

We will travel with speculative cartographers and they argue in the scientific academies of Paris, London, and St. Petersburg over theories about what 'must' fill the great unknown. We will observe the emergence of the modern world view through the cartographic lens. We will see how, much like reading a long lost childhood diary, old maps are touching earnest reminders that our former selves’ knowledge and perception of the world are rich and limited at the same time.
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作者介紹
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown is the owner of Geographicus Rare Antique Maps (geographicus.com), a generalist dealer in rare maps from all periods and at all value points.  Kevin attended Bennington College, in Vermont, where he majored in "Pilgrimage." Bennington fosters a "learn by doing" approach to academics, and Kevin has translated this philosophy to the map trade.  He approaches his study of early cartography from a hands-on perspective, supplementing historical knowledge and the study of primary source material with visceral experience.  To better understand the experience of early travelers and mapmakers in the Amazon, for example, he spent a month with indigenous guides bushwhacking through the primary rainforests of the Guyana Shield, learning in the process traditional jungle survival techniques.  Or, to better understand the experience of early merchants in Europe, he trekked the ancient Roman road system through France and Spain, eschewing all modern comforts and transport, for several months.  He has also studied early engraving, printing, and drafting techniques.  While Kevin understands that these adventures and studies will not turn him into a jungle survivalist, a medieval merchant, or master etcher, he believes that a better understanding the challenges that early surveyors, mapmakers, and travelers would have faced, on a multifaceted personal level, contributes to his ability to appreciate and relate to the early maps he deals in.  
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys walking his dog, playing with his bird, and studying Ninjutsu.  He also imports artisanal mezcal from Mexico in partnership with his Nok, and enjoys the detail oriented work of restoring his historical townhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
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