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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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.
In the vein of works such as Speed's Theatre, Camden's Britannia, and Drayton's chorographic epic Poly-Olbion, domestic travel accounts such as Taylor's similarly underscore how cohesion among distinct regional and provincial spaces serves the interest of national solidarity.
Being recognized for his books and verse underscores Taylor's familiarity within textual and chorographic space.
Mapping Shakespeare's Britain" by Peter Holland strengthens the growing scholarship in literary studies on cartographic and chorographic materials.
If the cycle of the Guardaroba Nuova provides a chamber of memory, the forty maps of Italy and its surrounding islands constituted the largest Renaissance complex of maps through chorographic maps that "combined the quantitative and qualitative description of a locale" (207) for his papal patron, based on his surveys of Romagna.
Given his attention to this model, and his overall accuracy in recognizing allusions, it seems odd that he rejects Ovid's calendrical Fasti, a poem more affirmatively nationalistic than the Metamorphoses, as model for the chorographic Poly Olbion.
Klein uses a related dyad -- the opposition between map and itinerary -- to discern the geographical imaginations of Spenser and Drayton and to anatomize the workings of English chorographic description of Ireland.
In sum, except where the author unnecessarily belabors the point that maps inscribe social meanings, this book offers a fine account of the current state of English cartographic and chorographic studies as well as useful close readings of maps, map consciousness, and the early modern poetics of space.
3] Most simply stated, the geography inherited from classical antiquity included three branches: the mathematical, the chorographic, and the descriptive, the first best evinced by Ptolemy, the last by Strabo.
Indeed they made important and fundamental advances in the mathematical and chorographic branches of this emerging subject as well as its better known descriptive branch, of which the last principally distinguished these early efforts in the eyes of the twentieth-century professional.
Neither San Miniato nor the other town insets involve precise historical happenings; they are chorographic documentation.
He takes pains to emphasize the accuracy of his geographic coordinates, while apologizing for the unevenness of his chorographic sources.