Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Philippine Cartography - Republished

Vibal Foundation republished the pioneering work of National Artist for Historical Literature Carlos Quirino called "Philippine Cartography".

Considered a landmark history of Philippine maps and cartographers, as well as the only published comprehensive bibliography of Philippine maps and prints, the third edition of "Philippine Cartography" is part of Vibal Foundation’s Filipiniana Clasica line.

Only 100 copies of the breakthrough work were published when it first came out in 1959. An equally limited number was produced in Amsterdam in 1963 for the second edition. This third edition now incorporates the corrections Quirino introduced in the Amsterdam edition of the book, but also adds several new maps and foldout pages.

"It was a good idea for Vibal to publish a third edition with new maps and better reproductions," says the book’s editor, map collector and scholar, Dr. Leovino Ma. Garcia.

The book is also part of the exhibit "Pen, Paper, and Bookmaking: The Life of Carlos Quirino," housed at the Yuchengco Museum, located in RCBC Plaza, Ayala ave., Makati and ongoing until the end of the month.


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