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Cartographic Relief Presentation



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by Eduard Imhof
Esri Press, 2007, 436 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-58948-026-1

The renowned Swiss cartographer, Eduard Imhof, devoted his career to raising the standards of map design. In 1965, his breakthrough book published in German, Kartographische Gelandedarstellung, filled a huge void in cartographic instruction. The book was translated into English in 1982 as Cartographic Relief Presentation, expanding its influence and reasserting Imhof's mission to improve the precision and readability of maps. Cartographic Relief Presentation was an expensive book with a limited press run that made it a rare find in recent years. Now, Esri Press has reissued Eduard Imhof's masterpiece as an affordable volume for mapping professionals, scholars, scientists, students, and anyone interested in cartography. This new edition of Cartographic Relief Presentation was edited for clarity and consistency but preserves Imhof's insightful commentary and analytical style. Color maps, aerial photographs, and instructive illustrations are faithfully reproduced. The book offers guidelines for properly rendering terrain in maps of all types and scales, whether drawn by traditional means or with the aid of a computer. Cartographic Relief Presentation was among the essential mapping and graphical design books of the twentieth century. Its continuing relevance for the twenty-first century is assured with this publication.

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Eduard Imhof (1895-1986) was a professor of cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, from 1925 to 1965. He is best known for his relief shading work and mountain cartography and was highly regarded as an artist. Professor Imhof was one of the people responsible for the great Swiss national maps and is considered the founder of modern academic cartography.

ISBN: 978-1-58948-026-1    2007   436 pages   $59.95

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