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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.
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In De Nola, physician and humanist Leone presented a historical, chorographical, and topological treatise celebrating his city of Nola in the Kingdom of Naples.
(22) John Norden, Speculi Britanniae Pars: An Historical and Chorographical Description of the County of Essex, 1594, ed.
(3) Claude Joseph Sautier, A Chorographical Map of the Province of New-York in North America [sheet map] (London, 1779) (see
His other chorographical work includes "Dervish in Progress", "'Azab", "Icons", "Ember", "Energy", "Bolero Bergamo" and "Neo Dervish".
William Camden, creator of Britannia (1610), a chorographical description of the counties of Britain, suffered at the hands of a friend-turned-critic, who "cruelly impeached" Camden's accuracy (17), convicting him of "many gross mistakings" (19).
Drayton imitated the title in his own chorographical epic Poly-Olbion.
To aid the viewer's understanding of the process, each will be given a programme containing information on the pieces and locations, an explanation of the chorographical inspiration and -- most importantly -- a map.
Her study has two aims: first, to analyze historiographi-cal conventions, approaches and methodologies in chorographical writing to see how they change over time, and second to use Aleida Assmann's concept of"political memory" to study the development of different historiographical traditions in the Protestant North and the Catholic South so as to contribute to the current interest in "cultures of memory" and "memory studies."
98-101, 128 and note; William Camden, Britannia: or, a chorographical description of theflourishing kingdoms of England, Scotland, Ireland, and the islands adjacent, from the earliest antiquity, translated from the edition published by the author in 1607, enlarged by the latest discoveries, by Richard Gough (2nd edition, London, 1806), II, p.
To challenge hegemonic concerns, dance and chorographical vision must be ever evolving.
But why does Dante, the reader might ask, introduce chorographical similes in the structural and cartographical sense only beginning with the circles of violence?
Directing films satisfies what Boyd describes as 'the painterly side of my nature, reflected in the compositional and chorographical elements of film-making.' (32) The Trench is, by Boyd's own admission, the culmination of an ambition and a manifestation of an obsession with World War One.