Semiology of Graphics
Diagrams, Networks, Maps
Jacques Bertin
Translated from the French by William J. Berg

"A monumental work, essential in its theory. A visual feast, full of transparent layers of beautifully defined content. Ultimately desirable."The Whole Earth Catalog

We were saddened to learn that Jacques Bertin, world-renowned cartographer, theorist, and author, died on May 3, 2010. In recognition of his lasting contribution to the field of cartography, ERSI Press is reprinting his seminal work, Semiology of Graphics. The University of Wisconsin Press was honored to publish the book’s first English-language edition in 1984 and we are delighted to see the return of one of the most esteemed works of this great scholar.

The new edition of Semiology of Graphics, Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps (ISBN: 9781589482616, 436 pages, $79.95) will be available this fall at online retailers worldwide and at

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January 1984
LC: 83-047755 QA
432 pages   8 1/2 x 10 1/2 
1200 illustrations
Published in a cloth edition
ISBN-10: 0-299-09060-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-09060-9

The UW Press edition of this title is out of print, but the book is available in a new edition from ERSI Press.

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