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History of Britain in maps

Author: Philip Parker
Publisher: Bishopbriggs, Glasgow : Collins, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Mappa Mundi to modern election maps, the United Kingdom has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which it has been mapped. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, but has often driven them. In this beautiful book, 100 maps give a visual representation of the history of Britain. From Mappa Mundi to modern election maps, the United Kingdom has evolved rapidly, along with the ways  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Parker
ISBN: 9780008258344 0008258341
OCLC Number: 1014116982
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prehistoric Britain (Pre-Roman paved roads, c.100 BC / Matthew Paris) Roman Britain ([Julius] Caesar's camp at the Brill, 54 BC / William Stukeley ; The Rudge cup, c.130 AD) Anglo-Saxon Britain (Map of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, c.700 / Matthew Paris ; The Anglo-Saxon map of the world, c.1000 ; Battle of Hastings map, 1066 / Edward Freeman) Medieval Britain (Topographia Hiberniae, c.1188 / Gerard of Wales ; Map of Britain, c.1250 / Matthew Paris ; Itinerary map, c.1250 / Matthew Paris ; The Hereford Mappa Mundi , c.1290 ; Carte Pisane, c.1290 ; The rough map of Britain, c.1360 ; Ptolemaic map of Britain, 15th century ; Map of Inclesmoor, 1407 ; Map of the Isle of Thanet, c1414 / Thomas Elmham ; Map from Chertsey cartulary, 1432 ; Map of Scotland, 1457 / John Harding ; Plan of Bristol, 1479 / Robert Ricard) Tudor Britain (Plan of French raid on Brighton, 1514 ; Plan of Dover Harbour, 1532 / Vincenzo Volpe ; Coastal defence map prepared for Thomas Cromwell, 1539 ; Tidal chart of southern Britain, 1540 / Guillaume Brouscon ; Chart of the south coast, 1542 / Jean Rotz ; Plan of the Siege of Edinburgh, 1544 ; Map of the debatable lands, 1552 ; Cheam Park and Nonsuch, 1553 ; Copperplate map of London, 1558 ; Cambriae typus, 1573 / Humphrey Llwyd ; Cambridge town plan, 1574 ; County map of Cormwall, 1576 / Christopher Saxton ; Map of Elizabeth I's Norfolk Progress, 1578 / William Bowles ; Beacon map of Kent, 1585 / William Lambarde ; Map of the Spanish Armada, 1588 / Robert Adams ; Tapestry map commissioned by Ralph Sheldon, 1590 ; Map of London, 1593 / John Norden ; Speculum Britanniae, 1594 / John Norden) Stuart Britain (Map of Scotland, c.1600 / Timothy Pont ; Map of Ireland, 1610 / John Speed ; Map of Scotland, 1610 / John Speed ; Plantation map of Ulster, 1610 / Thomas Raven ; Panorama of London, 1616 / Claes Jansz Visscher ; A direction for the English traviller, 1635 / Matthew Simons) The English Civil War (Map of the start of the English Civil War, 1642 / Wenceslaus Hollar ; Siege of Newark, 1645-6 / Richard Clampe) Restoration Britain (Plan of Plymouth, 1666 / Bernard de Gomme ; Great Fire of London maps, 1666 / Christopher Wren, John Evelyn ; Chart of the Bristol Channel, 1671 / John Seller ; Britannia, 1675 / John Ogilby ; Map of Hertfordshire, 1676 / John Seller ; Angliae totus tabula, 1693 / John Adams) Georgian Britain (Map of post roads of England, 1713 / George Willdey / Grosvenor estate, 1723 ; Map of Scotland, 1745 / John Elphinstone ; Map of London, 1746 / John Rocque ; Map of Derbyshire, 1767 / Peter Burdett ; Stockton to Darlington canal map, 1769 ; Map of Lancashire, 1777 / Emanuel Bowen ; Caricature map of Scotland, 1793 / Robert Dighton ; Plan for London docks, 1799 ; Ordnance Survey map of Kent, 1801 ; Martello Towers map, 1812 ; Geological map of England and Wales, 1815 / William Smith ; Crewkerne enclosure map, 1823 ; The Great Reform Act, 1832 ) Victorian Britain (Railway maps, 1838 / Charles Drake ; Tithe map of Gittisham, Devon, 1838 ; Census map, 1841 / Angus Petermann ; Great Exhibition plan, 1851 ; Cholera map, 1855 / John Snow ; The first weather map, 1875 ; Electricity supply map of London, 1888 ; Poverty map of London, 1891 / Charles Booth) Edwardian Britain (Fire insurance map of Bath, 1901 / Charles Goad ; Hampstead garden suburb plan, 1911) Inter-war Britain (General Strike plan, 1926 ; Solar eclipse map, 1927 ; London Underground map, 1933) The Second World War (British natural resources, c.1940 ; Operation Sea Lion plan, 1940 ; German target map of Liverpool, 1940 ; Blitz bomb damage plan, 1940) Post-war Britain (Map of the Coronation procession, 1953 ; Beeching cuts map, 1963) Contemporary Britain (Aerial view of Bath, 2001 ; Ambleside flood map, 2014 ; North Sea oil map, 2016 ; European Union referendum [Brexit] voting pattern map, 2016)
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