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The railways of Britain: an unstudied map corpus

Auteurs :
MILBANK CHALLIS, D.
RUSH, A.

Description :
Railway mapping, a distinctive genre of cartography, came into existence with the invention of railway transport in Britain. The planned route for the first public railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, was surveyed by 1820 as a statutory requirement for the Act of Parliament that was necessary before construction could proceed. This paper summarizes the archival history of Britain’s railway maps and describes eleven broad categories of railway cartography that collectively form a coherent body of maps covering much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and which await better access and comprehensive study. It also underlines the urgency of ensuring the preservation of the railway map archive from further loss and destruction.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Imago mundi (Online), issn : 1479-7801, 2009, vol. 61, n°. 2, p. 1-36, nombre de pages : 36, Références bibliographiques : 56 ref.

Date :
2009

Identifiants :
eurl : http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/section?content=a912881895andfulltext=713240928, doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03085690902923614

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Routledge

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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