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1. The technique of mapping a region or district.
2. A description or map of a region.

[Latin chōrographia, from Greek khōrographiā : khōros, place; see ghē- in Indo-European roots + -graphiā, -graphy.]

cho·rog′ra·pher n.
cho′ro·graph′ic (kôr′ə-grăf′ĭk), cho′ro·graph′i·cal adj.
cho′ro·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


npl -phies
1. (Physical Geography) the technique of mapping regions
2. (Physical Geography) a description or map of a region, as opposed to a small area
[C16: via Latin from Greek khōrographia, from khōros place, country + -graphy]
choˈrographer n
chorographic, ˌchoroˈgraphical adj
ˌchoroˈgraphically adv


(kəˈrɒg rə fi, kɔ-, koʊ-)

n., pl. -phies.
a systematic description of regional geography, or the methods used to arrive at this.
[1550–60; < Latin chōrographia < Greek chōrographía=chōro-, comb. form of chṓra region + -graphia -graphy]


1. a description, map, or chart of a particular region or area.
2. the art of preparing such descriptions or maps. — chorographer, n. — chorographic, adj.
See also: Maps


The art or practice of drawing maps.
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58) Descriptions of place--chorographies--also began to appear in poetry and prose: William Camden's Brittannia (1586) and Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion (1612) both belong to this new genre of place, as does Stow's Survey of London (1598), which importantly marked the direction of cartographic and chorographic energies toward cities, London most of all.
His battle paintings fuse cartographic and chorographic views to create images that are part painting and part map.
4) The exhibit was part of a larger section presenting the Chorographic Commission, a scientific project carried out in the Republic of New Granada (now Colombia) during the mid-nineteenth century, which aimed to map all of the New Granadian regions, and characterize the occupations, costumes and racial types of the inhabitants (Gonzalez de Arenas, 2008).
Within the chorographic section that gives accounts of Holinshed as archipelagic history, Wales in particular is restored to visibility.
A hydrographic and chorographic map of the Philippine Islands dedicated to the Spanish King by Fernando Valdes Tamon, Captain General of the Philippines, made and annotated by Fr.
Nowell's lengthy speeches on the correct behavior for Gresham and his companions give his audience a chorographic description of London and some of its inhabitants while also relating the potential good works of Gresham and his contemporaries to childrearing.
The chorographic depiction of Quebec completes this chiasmic parallelism that shifts the gaze from a non-figurative to an oblique view (a birds's eye) endeavoring to convey empirical knowledge--almost like the traveler's memory of a city view.
To this end, In the late sixteenth century the Spanish Crown reintroduced cosmography as a field of knowledge applied to the continents of America and Oceania, and developed instruments for the chorographic and geographical recognition of the territories claimed on behalf of the King.
Anton van den Wyngaerde's chorographic city portraits and Pedro Esquivel's peninsular map are both described in Geoffrey Parker's Success is Never Final along with other state mapping practices in sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Spain (97-121).
This article theorizes the body's "resistance to normalizing power" (107) through an intermedial, chorographic practice, which relies on sound rather than sight to examine variations of embodiment within the performance of a site-specific audio walk.
Scarabacidac (Coleoptera) of the Chiapanecan Forests: A faunal survey and chorographic analysis.
By alluding to his physical position at ground level, Dekker compares the stratification of courtly ranks to the degrees employed in Ptolemy's chorographic treatise.