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Mapping an empire : the geographical construction of British India, 1765-1843

Author: Matthew H Edney
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
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From James Rennell's survey of Bengal (1765-71) to George Everest's retirement in 1843 as surveyor general of India, geography served in the front lines of the British East India Company's territorial and intellectual conquest of South Asia. In this history of the British surveys of India, focusing especially on the Great Trigonometrical Survey (GTS) undertaken by the Company, Matthew H. Edney relates how imperial
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Edney, Matthew H.
Mapping an empire.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997
(DLC) 96039703
(OCoLC)36001212
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew H Edney
ISBN: 0226184862 9780226184869
OCLC Number: 45842899
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 458 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations and Maps""; ""List of Tables""; ""Preface""; ""Note on East India Company Coinage""; ""Places Mentioned in the Text: Southern India and Northern India""; ""Chronology of Events and the Expansion of the East India Company""; ""Chapter One. The Ideologies and Practices of Mapping and Imperialism""; ""Part One: The Enlightenment Construction of Geographical Knowledge""; ""Chapter Two. Observation and Representation""; ""Chapter Three. Surveying and Mapmaking""; ""Part Two: Institutional Structures Andcartographic Anarchy"" ""Chapter Four. Structural Constraints of the East India Company's Administration""""Chapter Five. Cartographic Anarchy and System in Madras, 1790-1810""; ""Part Three: The Great Trigonometrical Survey and Cartographic System""; ""Chapter Six. Institutions for Mapping All of British India, 1814-23""; ""Chapter Seven. Triangulation, the Cartographic Panacea, 1825-32""; ""Chapter Eight. The Final Compromise: Triangulation and Archive, 1831-43""; ""Part Four: Cartography, Science, and there Representation of Empire""; ""Chapter Nine. Scientific Practice: Incorporating the Rationality of Empire"" ""Chapter Ten. Cartographic Practice: Inscribing an Imperial Space""""Biographical Notes""; ""Notes""; ""Archival Sources and Bibliography""; ""Unpublished Primary Sources, by Archive""; ""Published Primary Sources""; ""Secondary Sources Relating to the British Surveys in India""; ""Principal Secondary Sources""; ""Index""
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