Rural Images: Estate Maps in the Old and New Worlds - The Kenneth Nebenzahl Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardback)
  • Rural Images: Estate Maps in the Old and New Worlds - The Kenneth Nebenzahl Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardback)
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Rural Images: Estate Maps in the Old and New Worlds - The Kenneth Nebenzahl Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 11/07/1996
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Just when private property materialized as an important social institution, a new kind of map appeared - the estate map. Prepared for private owners rather than national powers, these maps have been a little-studied strain of cadastral mapping until now. In this book, a group of leading historians - Sarah Bendall, David Buisseret, P.D.A. Harvey and B.W. Higman - follow the spread of estate maps from their origin in England around 1570 to colonial America, the British Caribbean and early modern Europe. Illustrated with reproductions of rare manuscripts, including 8 colour plates, these accounts reveal how estate maps performed vital economic and cultural functions for property owners until the end of the 19th century. From plans of plantations in Jamaica and South Carolina to a map of Queens College, Cambridge, examples show that estate maps formed an important part of the historical record of property ownership for both individuals and corporations, and helped owners manage their land and appraise its value. Exhibited in public places for pleasure and as symbols of wealth, they often displayed elaborate cartouches and elegant coats-of-arms. David Buisseret is the author of "Historic Illinois from the Air" and editor of "Monarchs, Ministers, and Maps" and "From Seas Charts to Satellite Images: Interpreting North American History through Maps", all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226079905
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 240 x 225 x 18 mm

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