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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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Cramsie has little to offer to ongoing debates about the politics of chorography, nor does he question how and why the idiosyncratic Moryson departs from that genre.
Local historical documents, also known as local gazetteers or difangzhi, includes: chronicles, annals, chorography and regional geographical publications containing objective information about local species (Looney, 2008; Turvey et al.
36) In early Modern Europe, a world map had a strongly cosmographic function, more than chorography or regional mapping (Nuti 2001).
Professional dancers exhibit high levels of spatial skills, as demonstrated by their ability to adjust and position themselves correctly during movement, including dance chorography comprised of multidirectional and rotational activities which further challenge balance control.
He shows how Saxton, Camden, and Drayton incorporated images of people into their maps to illustrate the English people's connection to the land (45), and how the narrative aspect of early modern chorography similarly inserted people into places (47).
Regarding those compendia we could identify: Latin Grammar by Padre Antonio Pereira; Cornelius, Life of the Emperors; Fables of Phaedrus, Salustio; Poetic Art by Horace; French Grammar by Emilio Savene; Adventures by Telemaco; Theater by Voltaire; Rethoric by Padre Marino; Poetics by Jose Pedro da Fonseca; Geography by Urculo; Chorography by Padre Miguel; History, especially in Brazil, by Bellegarde; Philosophy by Geruses; Arithmetic by Bezourt; Algebra by Lacroix; Geometry and Trigonometry by Legrand (LEIS E REGULAMENTOS .
9) John Kinsella, Spatial Relations: Volume One: Essays, Reviews, Commentaries, and Chorography (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013), 357.
We have other very important maps from the same period, such as "Transylvaniae Sybenburgen" Chorography (Johannes Honterus--1532), Daciae pars Chorographia (Georg Reichersoorffer--1541), Ethnographische (Carl von Czoernig)--Nova harta Valahiae of V.
26) During this change of the nature of power, this country house discourse, asserts McBride, functioned as a kind of "script" for the "performance of legitimacy," often rendered not unlike chorography.
Spatial relations volume one; essays, reviews, commentaries, and chorography.
With hoary roots in classic and medieval literature, chorography was revived by Renaissance humanist scholars devoted to descriptive geography.
For instance, in his essay on Buchanan's chorography, or geographical descriptions of Scotland and the Scots, Roger Mason explores not only the impact Buchanan had on the way Scotland's distinct geographical and historical identity was understood at home.