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The Resource Maps in Tudor England, P.D.A. Harvey

Maps in Tudor England, P.D.A. Harvey

Label
Maps in Tudor England
Title
Maps in Tudor England
Statement of responsibility
P.D.A. Harvey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the England of 1500 maps were rare objects, little used or understood. By 1600 they had become a familiar and practical part of everyday life, woven into tapestries, illustrating bibles, and even printed on playing cards. This century witnessed the invention of the map as we understand it today - a plan drawn to a defined scale, constructed by triangulation, and describing features of the landscape with conventional signs. In Maps in Tudor England, P.D.A. Harvey traces the revolution in production, understanding, and use of maps in England from 1485 to 1603. The Tudor period witnessed an explosion of cartographic development and proliferation: only a handful of English maps are known to have been created during the second half of the fifteenth century, whereas 800 survive from the second half of the sixteenth century. By the mid-sixteenth century, mapmakers had begun to draw maps to a consistent scale and reproduced the results of measured survey. By the end of the Tudor period, maps drawn to scale that showed features by conventional signs were well established and commonly used throughout England. Harvey focuses on maps of small areas, up to the size of a county, exploring their impact on the political and social life of England, with special focus on the military, government, towns, landed estates, buildings, and the law. Superbly illustrated throughout with thirty color and fifty black and white reproductions of rare maps, this account provides an informative and accessible introduction to a revolutionary period in the history of cartography, as well as a unique visual history of Tudor England
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DLC
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Harvey, P. D. A
Dewey number
526/.0942/0903
Index
index present
LC call number
G1815
LC item number
.H36 1993
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  • contours
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cartography
  • England
  • England
Label
Maps in Tudor England, P.D.A. Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reproductions of maps produced during the period 1485-1603 and extensive commentary
Bibliography note
Includes annotated bibliographical references (pages 117-118) and index
Carrier category
sheet
Carrier category code
nb
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
  • a
  • Scales differ.
Color
multicolored
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28498978
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 atlas (120 pages)
Isbn
9780226318783
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
93011710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
map
Type of reproduction
not applicable
Label
Maps in Tudor England, P.D.A. Harvey
Publication
Note
Includes reproductions of maps produced during the period 1485-1603 and extensive commentary
Bibliography note
Includes annotated bibliographical references (pages 117-118) and index
Carrier category
sheet
Carrier category code
nb
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
  • a
  • Scales differ.
Color
multicolored
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28498978
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 atlas (120 pages)
Isbn
9780226318783
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
93011710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
map
Type of reproduction
not applicable

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