Cartography



the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
Historical Examples

This is how I came to enter the studio devoted to the cartography of Northern Africa.
Atlantida Pierre Benoit

Cassini was right in saying that cartography was no longer at its height as a science.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne

Hitherto the Ptolemaic cartography had exerted an overpowering influence.
Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II Edward Luther Stevenson

Scarcely any specimens of ancient Egyptian cartography have survived.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various

Later the cartography of this region became considerably confused.
Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait Peter Lauridsen

Only two specimens of Roman cartography have come down to us, viz.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various

The science of geodesy is part of mathematical geography, of which the arts of surveying and cartography are applications.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6 Various

We were obliged to limit our cartography to languages alone.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, March 1899 Various

While this Cook cartography fixed Bering’s place of landing too far east, the Russians committed the opposite error.
Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait Peter Lauridsen

cartography, kar-tog′ra-fi, n. the art of preparing charts or maps.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

noun
the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
n.

1843, from French cartographie, from Medieval Latin carta (see card (n.)) + French -graphie, from Greek -graphein “to write, to draw” (see -graphy). Related: Cartographer; cartographic.
cartography
(kär-tŏg’rə-fē)
The art or technique of making maps or charts.

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