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Number: 3002
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1883
Title: Oro-Hydrographische Kaart van Afrika
Language: Dutch
Publish Origin: Amsterdam
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Color Type: Outline Color
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Publisher: C.L. Brinkman
N.W. Posthumus
Other Contributors: J. Kuijper
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Notes: [Source: Joppen] One of the earliest thematic maps of Africa published in the Netherlands from "Atlas der natuurkundige aardrijkskunde. . .". prepared by Nicolaas Wilhelmus Posthumus. The rise of science as geology, geography and statistics in the first half of the 19th century has the side effect the development of thematic cartography. [Robinson, 1982, Egmont and Ormeling, 2006]. The matic maps are meant not simply to show locations, but rather to show attributes or statistics about places, spatial patterns of those attributes, and relationships between places. For example, while a reference map might show the locations of cities, a thematic map might also represent the population of those cities. In the Netherlands thematic cartography was introduced by N.W. Posthumus and J.Kuijper. Interesting reading : Robinson, A.H., Early thematic mapping in the history of cartography. - Chicago, London, 1982. -Salistschew, K.A., Einf?rung in die Kartographie. - Gotha, Leipzig, 1967. - Deel I, p. 90. -Homan, H.J.A., C. Koeman en J.W.H. Werner, Het beeld der aarde: De Nederlandse schoolatlas 1880-1940. - Alphen aan den Rijn, 1985. - p. 20.
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