Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Maps As Signifiers

1867 Johnson Map of Asia - Geographicus - Asia...
1867 Johnson Map of Asia - Geographicus - Asia-johnson-1867 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"What we call a map is an example of a kind of language, symbols arranged in some kind of order. Now for a map to be useful to a traveller it must be coordinated with the territory, its structure must be similar in certain respects to that of the territory it represents."

Johnson, W., (1946), People In Quandries, New York, Harper & Brothers.
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