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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The railways of Britain: an unstudied map corpus

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MILBANK CHALLIS D. ; RUSH A. ;

Abstract

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 & 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

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Imago mundi / ISSN 1479-7801

Editor : Routledge, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1935)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 61, no2 [pp. 1-36]

Bibliographic references : 56 ref.

Collation : 27 fig., 10 fig. coul. h.t.

Language

Anglais

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Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/03085690902923614

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