By Christine Petto
Mapping and Charting for the Lion and the Lily: Map and Atlas construction in Early smooth England and France is a comparative learn of the construction and function of maps, charts, and atlases in early glossy England and France, with a selected concentrate on Paris, the cartographic heart of creation from the past due 17th century to the overdue eighteenth century, and London, which started to emerge (in the overdue eighteenth century) to eclipse the as soon as favourite Bourbon heart. the topics that hold throughout the paintings handle the position of presidency in map and chart making. In France, particularly, it's the significance of the centralized executive and its help for geographic works and their makers via a huge and deep institutional infrastructure. ahead of the past due eighteenth century in England, there has been no primary controlling supplier or establishment for map, chart, or atlas creation, and any authentic energy was once imposed in the course of the industry instead of during the institution of associations. there has been no centralized help for the cartographic company and any attempt by means of the crown used to be usually challenged by way of the ability of Parliament which observed little price in fostering or assisting scholar-geographers or a countrywide survey.
This booklet starts off with an research of the imagery of strength on map and atlas frontispieces from the past due 16th century to the 17th century. within the succeeding chapters the point of interest strikes from county and nearby mapping efforts in England and France to the “paper wars” over encroachment of their respective colonial pursuits. the ultimate research seems at charting efforts and highlights the position of presidency help and the industrial exchange within the improvement of maritime charts not just for the house waters of the English Channel, however the far-off and hazardous seas of the East Indies.