This Primer Manufacture (PM) belongs to a collection set up by the Institute of Cartopology. The collection is an assembled compilation consisting of heterogeneous material related to cartopology in a particular way. Each PM is self-contained and simultaneously belongs to and supports the Forms of Expression.
The collection of PM’s is numbered and structured by sort, type and origin to retrieve a specific PM easier. To recognize a PM, there are two questions to answer: How does it relate to the cartopological context? and, what is the context the PM is taken from?
PM005 – MAP
drawing – etch on paper
hunting for whales
Purchas his Pelgrimes (London, 1625)
CONTEXT OF PM :
Thomas Edge’s map of Spitsbergen with vignettes of whales. How the position towards whales and sea monsters changes.
RELATION TO CARTOPOLOGY:
Visualisation of a process of killing and preparing whales. The combination with the map in the middle is fascinating. This document shows where to find whales and how to kill and prepare them. This multi layered and combination covering the scale of a land and of craft is fascinating for cartopologists.