chorography

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chorography

[kə′räg·rə·fē]
(mapping)
All of the methods used to map a region or district.
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(25) On the novel's casting of Cabeza de Vaca's pilgrimage as a journey of chorographic learning, see Verdesio.
Gresham in this speech demonstrates his ability to map not just space but ideology, hi virtuous mercantile sensibility determined by his ordering of the Exchange, which serves as a microcosm for England at large, much as atlases sought to define and convey a nation's character through maps and chorographic descriptions.
Canadian performance artist, Janet Cardiff's site-specific audio walk, Her Long Black Hair, presents a possible alternative to the Foucaultian disciplined and docile body as a site of resistance when practiced as a sensorial, chorographic (not choreographic) performance.
Scarabacidac (Coleoptera) of the Chiapanecan Forests: A faunal survey and chorographic analysis.
By alluding to his physical position at ground level, Dekker compares the stratification of courtly ranks to the degrees employed in Ptolemy's chorographic treatise.
Indeed, the structural significance of the specifically Italian cartographic dimension of Dante's Inferno has been generally overlooked by Dante studies since the systematic nature of the poet's deployment of chorographic similes and descriptions of Italy has not been recognized.
While Taylor frequently reminds readers that he is not following in the footsteps of "learned Camden, or laborious Speede" and that readers seeking descriptions of the country as a whole must turn to these and other chorographic writers and mapmakers, the domestic travel narratives nevertheless provide a distinct chorographic function that invigorates Taylor's celebration of nation.
As an urbs, it is only a walled structure, but inhabitants, not building stone, are referred to as a city." (38) The image is also chorographic in intent.
Klutz, "The Archer and the Cross: Chorographic Astrology and Literary Design in the Testament of Solomon." Indices of textual citations and authors follow.
Yet Martins completely transformed its function, on describing with chorographic precision the Portuguese territory which was to be the setting for his historical drama.