Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American Geography and GeographersToward Geographical Science$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Geoffrey J. Martin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780195336023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 25 November 2020

The Millionth Map of Hispanic America

The Millionth Map of Hispanic America

(p.653) 11 The Millionth Map of Hispanic America
American Geography and Geographers

Geoffrey Martin

Oxford University Press

In 1891, Albrecht Penck proposed that geographers map the world at the scale of 1:1 million, and some years later the work began. In 1920, Isaiah Bowman was able to announce that the American Geographical Society would undertake the mapping of Latin America at the same scale; this would add to millionth-map coverage of the world, but would not constitute part of Penck’s proposed millionth map. The task of mapping Latin America was completed twenty-five years later, in 107 sheets representing nearly one-sixth of the land surface of the globe. The map was accompanied by a four-volume Catalog of Maps of Hispanic America, field notes, photographs, and numerous articles by a variety of authors. It was of much utility in facilitating fieldwork abroad, the planning of transportation, and defense from possible air invasion during World War II. It was one of the largest contributions of American geography to the advancement of the discipline during the twentieth century.

Keywords:   South America, map, advances, draftsmen, catalogue

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .