Maps in Tudor England.

Harvey, P. D. A.

ISBN 10: 0712303111 / ISBN 13: 9780712303118
Verlag: Public Record Office and the British Library, London, first edition, 1993, 1993
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Cloth, 4to, 29 cm, 120 pp maps Includes reduced-size reproductions of maps produced during the period 1485-1603. From the blurb: "In 1500 maps were rare objects, little used and understood, but less than a century later the production and usage of maps of all kinds had been transformed. Not only were they created and consulted by men of affairs for a host of practical purposes, they were also a familiar part of everyday life, printed on playing cards, woven into tapestries, engraved on medals and included as illustrations in bibles. The map, as we understand it today - a plan drawn accurately to a defined scale, constructed by triangulation, and showing features by a range of conventional signs - was effectively an invention of the sixteenth century. So too was the printed map, most strikingly exemplified by the outstanding county maps of England and Wales produced by the great pioneer, Christopher Saxton. The spread of printing contributed more than anything else to the widespread acceptance of the use of maps among the public at large. Professor Harvey draws on the extensive collections of The British Library and the Public Record Office to discuss the maps themselves and their impact on the political and social life of England in the spheres of the military, government, towns, landed estates, buildings, and the law. Superbly illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, his account is an informative and accessible introduction to this revolutionary period in the history of cartography. " Fine in VG dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-32668

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Titel: Maps in Tudor England.

Verlag: Public Record Office and the British Library, London, first edition, 1993

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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In this illustrated survey, drawing upon the extensive collections of maps preserved in the British Library, The Public Record Office and other archives, Professor Harvey discusses all the ways in which maps were used in Tudor England, and charts the progress of what he has termed a "cartographic revolution". Maps as we understand them today were effectively an invention of the 16th century, and the increase in both the use of and understanding of maps during that period was greatly aided by the spread of printing. Professor Harvey's study covers maps and their uses in all aspects of political life and ordinary daily life, with many illustrations.

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