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Masters of all they surveyed : exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado

Author: D Graham Burnett
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chronicling the British pursuit of the legendary El Dorado, Masters of All They Surveyed tells the story of geography, cartography, and scientific exploration in Britain's unique South American colony, Guyana." "D. Graham Burnett brings to light the work of several such explorers, particularly Sir Robert H. Schomburgk, the man who claimed to be the first to reach the site of Ralegh's El Dorado. Schomburgk explored  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert H Schomburgk; Robert H Schomburgk, Sir; Robert H Schomburgk; Robert H Schomburgk, Sir
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Graham Burnett
ISBN: 0226081206 9780226081205 0226081214 9780226081212
OCLC Number: 43118308
Description: xv, 298 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Geography, Exploration, Colonial Territory: An Introduction 1 --
2 Myths and Maps: Making Explorers and Empires 25 --
3 Traversing Terra Incognita: Getting There and Making Maps 67 --
4 Marks on the Land: Landmarks, Aesthetics, and the Image of the Colony 119 --
5 Marks of Passage: Landmarks and the Practice of Geographical Exploration 167 --
6 Boundaries: The Beginnings of the Ends 199 --
7 Conclusion: History, Geography, Nation 255.
Responsibility: D. Graham Burnett.
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Chronicling the British pursuit of the legendary El Dorado, this work tells the story of geography, cartography, and scientific exploration in Britain's South American colony, Guyana.  Read more...

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/311797329#Topic\/reizen<\/a>> # Reizen<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Reizen<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1208722<\/a>> # Guyana.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Guyana.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/848025<\/a>> # Cartography<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Cartography<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/7568956<\/a>> # D Graham Burnett<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Burnett<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"D. Graham<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"D Graham Burnett<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/9920527<\/a>> # Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1804<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1865<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Schomburgk<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Robert Hermann<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Robert H.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Robert Hermann Schomburgk<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/43118308#Review\/-1500749638<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/43118308<\/a>> ; # Masters of all they surveyed : exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"Chronicling the British pursuit of the legendary El Dorado, Masters of All They Surveyed tells the story of geography, cartography, and scientific exploration in Britain\'s unique South American colony, Guyana.\" \"D. Graham Burnett brings to light the work of several such explorers, particularly Sir Robert H. Schomburgk, the man who claimed to be the first to reach the site of Ralegh\'s El Dorado. Schomburgk explored and mapped regions in modern Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, always in close contact with Amerindian communities. Drawing heavily on the maps, reports, and letters that Schomburgk sent back to England, and especially on the luxuriant images of survey landmarks in his Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana (reproduced in color in this book), Burnett shows how a vast network of traverse surveys, illustrations, and travel narratives not only laid out the official boundaries of British Guiana but also marked out a symbolic landscape that fired the British imperial imagination.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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