By Christine Petto

Mapping and Charting for the Lion and the Lily: Map and Atlas construction in Early sleek England and France is a comparative learn of the creation and function of maps, charts, and atlases in early glossy England and France, with a specific specialise in Paris, the cartographic middle of construction from the overdue 17th century to the overdue eighteenth century, and London, which started to emerge (in the overdue eighteenth century) to eclipse the as soon as favorite Bourbon heart. the subjects that hold in the course of the paintings deal with the function of presidency in map and chart making. In France, particularly, it's the significance of the centralized govt and its help for geographic works and their makers via a large and deep institutional infrastructure. sooner than the past due eighteenth century in England, there has been no critical controlling corporation or establishment for map, chart, or atlas construction, and any reputable strength was once imposed in the course of the marketplace instead of throughout the institution of associations. there has been no centralized help for the cartographic firm and any attempt through the crown used to be usually challenged via the ability of Parliament which observed little price in fostering or helping scholar-geographers or a countrywide survey.

This publication starts 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 neighborhood mapping efforts in England and France to the “paper wars” over encroachment of their respective colonial pursuits. the ultimate examine seems at charting efforts and highlights the position of presidency aid and the economic exchange within the improvement of maritime charts not just for the house waters of the English Channel, however the far away and unsafe seas of the East Indies.

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