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?
PM015 – MAP
drawing on paper
Study on the Andes Mountains
Geographie der Pflanzen in den Tropen-landen’, 1807
CONTEXT OF PM :
It is a lithograph of 53,5 cm high and 83 cm wide and was made in Paris (1807) based on observtions by Alexander von Humboldt and A.G. Bonpland during their expedition (1799 – 1803) in the Andes Mountains.
RELATION TO CARTOPOLOGY:
This map is one of the first cartopological maps ever made as it joins multiple types of insights in multiple ways of representation. On top of that, this map asks for an performative attitude of the map reader.