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March 2020

Frames that Speak: An Introduction to Cartographic Cartouches

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
State Library of New South Wales,
Macquarie Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Presented by Chet Van Duzer The decorative frames on maps called cartouches were an important cartographic design element from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, and continue to be used on twenty-first century maps. Although cartouches are one of the most visually engaging elements on maps, and despite the fact that it is often through the decoration of the cartouche that the cartographer speaks most directly to the viewer, revealing his or her interests or prejudices, there is no detailed…

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