2021 March 9, "The Building Blocks for Creating an Encyclopedia" - Part 1/3 History of Cartography Virtual Discover Series
From Tracy Payovich on May 5th, 2021
In April of 2020, after nearly twenty years of planning, writing, and editing, The History of Cartography Volume Four: Cartography in the European Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press) appeared. A massive reference work of 1651 pages, it comprises 479 entries with 954 full color illustrations, written by 207 contributors from 26 countries. In this webinar series, Co-Editors Matthew Edney (University of Southern Maine) and Mary Pedley (Clements Library) enjoy three conversations about the design, contents, and illustrations of this volume. In Session 1 of 3, Edney & Pedley discuss the design and rationale for the encyclopedia format of the volume and the challenges and benefits of this structure.