Cartographic Materials as Works

Scott R. McEathron

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The methods cartographers and publishers have used to compile and distribute maps in the past are central to historians of cartography in their thinking and documentation of them as works. This article presents case studies that describe the nature and characteristics of three works wherein the primary manifestations are cartographic. The cases are mapped into an entity-relationship model and include Ptolemy's Geographia, Martini's Novus Atlas Sinensis and Bailey's Ecoregions of the United States. Consideration is made of the implications of using cartographic works as entities for information retrieval.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-191
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002


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