The Resource Masters of all they surveyed : exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado, D. Graham Burnett

Masters of all they surveyed : exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado, D. Graham Burnett

Label
Masters of all they surveyed : exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado
Title
Masters of all they surveyed
Title remainder
exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado
Statement of responsibility
D. Graham Burnett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burnett, D. Graham
Dewey number
  • 526/.09/034
  • 526.09881
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GA718.7
LC item number
.B87 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schomburgk, Robert H.
  • Cartography
  • Traverses (Surveying)
  • Guyana
  • Guyana
Label
Masters of all they surveyed : exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado, D. Graham Burnett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1
  • 7
  • Conclusion: History, Geography, Nation
  • 255
  • 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
Control code
ocm43118308
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780226081205
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99098199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)43118308
Label
Masters of all they surveyed : exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado, D. Graham Burnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1
  • 7
  • Conclusion: History, Geography, Nation
  • 255
  • 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
Control code
ocm43118308
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780226081205
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99098199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)43118308

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