By Catherine Tatiana Dunlop
Turning to a formerly undiscovered archive of well known maps, Cartophilia finds Alsace-Lorraine’s vigorous international of citizen mapmakers that incorporated linguists, ethnographers, schoolteachers, hikers, and monks. jointly, this clean crew of mapmakers invented new genres of maps that framed French and German territory in unique methods via experimental surveying ideas, orientations, scales, shades, and iconography. In concentrating on the ability of “bottom-up” maps to remodel glossy eu identities, Cartophilia argues that the heritage of cartography needs to extend past the learn of elite maps and shift its emphasis to the democratization of cartography within the sleek world.
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