Mapping and Charting in Early Modern England and France: by Christine Petto

By Christine Petto

Mapping and Charting for the Lion and the Lily: Map and Atlas creation in Early sleek England and France is a comparative research of the construction and position of maps, charts, and atlases in early glossy England and France, with a selected concentrate on Paris, the cartographic heart of creation from the overdue 17th century to the past due eighteenth century, and London, which started to emerge (in the past due eighteenth century) to eclipse the as soon as favorite Bourbon heart. the subjects that hold during the paintings handle the function of presidency in map and chart making. In France, specifically, it's the significance of the centralized govt and its aid for geographic works and their makers via a large and deep institutional infrastructure. ahead of the past due eighteenth century in England, there has been no crucial controlling business enterprise or establishment for map, chart, or atlas construction, and any legit strength used to be imposed in the course of the industry instead of in the course of the institution of associations. there has been no centralized help for the cartographic company and any attempt via the crown was once frequently challenged by means of the ability of Parliament which observed little worth in fostering or helping scholar-geographers or a countrywide survey.

This ebook starts off with an research of the imagery of energy on map and atlas frontispieces from the overdue 16th century to the 17th century. within the succeeding chapters the point of interest strikes from county and local mapping efforts in England and France to the “paper wars” over encroachment of their respective colonial pursuits. the ultimate learn appears to be like at charting efforts and highlights the function of presidency aid and the economic alternate within the improvement of maritime charts not just for the house waters of the English Channel, however the far-off and hazardous seas of the East Indies.

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