(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

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Saxton's Maps of England and Wales : The accuracy of Anglia and Britannia and their relationship to each other and to the County Maps

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From measurements of the graticules on Saxton's two general maps of England and Wales (the atlas map Anglia and the wall map Brittania), it is argued that neither map was drawn according to any specific projection, but that both were effectively produced as "flat-earth" maps with the graticules superimposed afterwards. Comparisons are made between digital versions of Saxton's maps and of a modern map, by means of the computer program MapAnalyst. The maps are of almost the same accuracy in terms of the positioning of settlements


Article of periodic

published at : Imago mundi / ISSN 1479-7801

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 63, no2 [pp. 180-200]




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