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The systematic description and mapping of particular regions.
- ‘Lucia Nuti makes a clear distinction in her essay between renaissance geography and chorography.’
- ‘John Dee defined chorography as ‘the practice of describing a territory or parcell of ground wherein it leaveth out… no notable, or odde thing, above the ground visible.’’
- ‘‘A topographic map that shows the chorography, a more detailed description or analysis of a region that gives the viewer a sense of place,’ said Robinson.’
Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek khōrographia, from khōra or khōros ‘region’.
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