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The First Mapping of America

The General Survey of British North America

Alexander Johnson

Commissioned by the British government to explore the potential of its new acquisitions following victory in the Seven Years’ War, the General Survey of British North America (1764–75) is described by Alexander Johnson as ‘one of the most impressive technical achievements and epistemological advances of the Enlightenment period’. In this well-illustrated study he explores both the groundbreaking work of the cartographers Samuel Holland and William Gerard De Brahm, and the importance of the maps to the colonial administration.
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  • Publisher: Tauris
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781780764429
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1.2kg
Product code:
532552
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