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“persuasive” cartography: more than 800 maps intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs... rather than to communicate geographic information... a variety of persuasive tools , including allegorical, satirical and pictorial mapping; selective inclusion; unusual use of projections, color, graphics and text; and intentional deception... wide range of messages: religious, political, military, commercial, moral and social...
no map provides an entirely objective view of reality... Every map is somewhere along a spectrum from objective to subjective, from science to art.... most of us are conditioned to regard maps as devoid of “ambiguity” or “artfulness,” a means simply of presenting “the way, the truth.”
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