Definition of chorography in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈräɡrəfē/ /kəˈrɑɡrəfi/


  • The systematic description and mapping of regions or districts.

    ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’’


Mid 16th century via Latin from Greek khōrographia, from khōra or khōros ‘region’.