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The Sailor, the chart and the engineer - The nautical chart and its uses, 1830 -1880

Le Marin, la carte et l’ingénieur

Maps are an indispensable tool, and for a long time their production depended on more or less accurate surveys carried out during exploration expeditions. This book sets out to show how this information has been collected, preserved and used. It is reminiscent of the work of Daniel Nordman, Frontières de France, de l'espace au territoire XVIe-XIXe (Paris, Gallimard, 2001).

Sorbonne University Press, December 2023

  • Isabelle KNAB-DELUMEAU