Themes

The Cartographic Challenge of the New

As it is the first time ICHC has been hosted in a South American country, the main theme refers to the wider region of Latin America. Soon after the discovery of Brazil in 1500 it began to be represented in European cartography, whether Portuguese, Dutch, French, or by other nationalities. The colonial nature of the earlier cartography of this region provides a very different environment from that of the European countries where we usually meet.

The following themes have been agreed by the organizers and Imago Mundi Ltd

  • Mapping Practices in New Worlds
  • Mapping Cities: Recording Growth or Creating Vision
  • Indigenous Mapping
  • Mapping Nationhood
  • Mapping Natural Resources
  • and any other aspect of the history of cartography.