Cartographies of travel and navigation / edited by James R. Akerman. - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2006. - ix, 372 p., [7] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., maps, 1 ports ; 24 cm. - The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., lectures in the history of cartography .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-346) and index.

Introduction / James R. Akerman -- Milieus of mobility : itineraries, route maps and road maps / Catherine Delano-Smith -- Surveying the seas : establishing the sea routes to the East Indies / Andrew S. Cook -- Mapping a transcontinental nation : nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American rail travel cartography / Jerry Musich -- Twentieth-century American road maps and the making of a national motorized space / James R. Akerman -- "Up in the air in more ways than one" : the emergence of aeronautical charts in the United States / Ralph E. Ehrenberg -- Maps on wheels : the evolution of automobile navigation / Robert L. French.

0226010740 (cloth : alk. paper)



Cartography--History.--United States
Map reading--History.--United States
Navigation--History.--United States

GA108 / .C35 2006

Akerman, James R.