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Geographical exploration and mapping in the 19th century

National Archives (U.S.)

Geographical exploration and mapping in the 19th century

a survey of the records in the National Archives

by National Archives (U.S.)

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Published by National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Surveying -- History -- United States -- Sources,
  • Cartography -- United States -- History -- Sources

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesIts Reference information paper; no. 66
    ContributionsEhrenberg, Ralph E.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTA521 U55
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22p.
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19195126M

    Timeline. A timeline of important events in ocean underwater exploration. Year Event: An Untethered Submersible Dive: The French research submersible FNRS-3 descends to 4, meters (13, feet) off the coast of West Africa, piloted by Georges Houot and Pierre Willm, inaugurating use of manned, untethered, research submersibles.. Discovery of Magnetic Striping on Ocean Floor: . Geography (from Greek: γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets. The first person to use the word γεωγραφία was Eratosthenes (– BCE). Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and.

    Concurrently, he initiated the preparation and publication of a series of cartographic reference aids, including one that he wrote that focused on geographical exploration and mapping in the 19th century. The title of this post does not refer to the science fiction novel of the same name by Jules Verne. It refers to the phantom island Frisland which was commonly shown on maps of the North Atlantic Ocean during the 16 th and 17 th centuries. Frisland never existed, however, cartographers believed that the island was real because of a map published in known as the Zeno map.

    Geographical Congress declared the region to be “the greatest piece of geographical exploration.” The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration began at the end of the 19th century and closed with Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in During this . By the mid-eighteenth century, several factors converged to set the stage for a new age in Alaskan exploration. Expeditions focused on geographical exploration and ethnographic inquiry, as well as.


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Geographical societies were established in many European and North American cities in the early 19th century to share and disseminate information. Among the first were those founded in Paris (), Berlin (), London (), St. Petersburg (), and New York City ().

Many of the European societies had royal patronage and strong. Get this from a library. Geographical exploration and mapping in the 19th century: a survey of the records in the National Archives. [Ralph E Ehrenberg; United. Major explorations of Earth continued after the Age of Discovery.

By the early seventeenth century, vessels were sufficiently well built and their navigators competent enough to travel to virtually anywhere on the planet by sea. In the 17th century Dutch explorers such as Willem Jansz and Abel Tasman explored the coasts of Australia. Geography - Geography - Geography and education: the 19th-century creation of an academic discipline: Geography’s original characteristics were formulated by a small number of 19th-century French and German scholars, who strongly influenced subsequent developments in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Sincewhile retaining its focus on people, places, and environments, the. Peter Collier, formerly with Portsmouth University United Kingdom, is an expert in military and topographical mapping in the nineteenth and twentieth century. He is active in the International Cartographic Association Commission on the History of Cartography.

Collier was also a. Published in the UK sinceGeographical is the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Informative, authoritative and educational, this site’s content covers a wide range of subject areas, including geography, culture, wildlife and exploration, illustrated with superb photography.

The Geographical Explorations of the 15th and the 16th Centuries. Geographical exploration holds a very important place in the history of Europe and even in the world history. It was due to these discoveries that the world became a smaller place. By the beginning of the 15th century, big ships were built and the magnetic compass was invented.

The Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration (approximately from the beginning of the 15th century until the middle of the 17th century), is an informal and loosely defined term for the period in European history in which extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in European culture and which was the beginning of also marks the rise of the widespread.

His book ranges widely, from the cartographic artefacts of pre-Columbian civilisation (maps insribed on birch bark or carved into walrus tusks) to the 19th century exploration of Australia's interior consistently entertaining and even-handed."– Geographical Magazine,Cited by: 8.

Geographical exploration, the process by which the earth and its features—primarily its physical, nineteenth-century maps that could indicate the position of a One old history book about exploration shows maps of the world in different ages.

The earliest maps are nearly all blacked-out, with only a small area near Greece shown Size: KB. By the first quarter of 19th century, there were 12 large Russian settlements in different corners of Alaska, which were administered by the Russian-American Company until Alaska was sold to the US in After the Napoleonic Wars, the Russian Admiralty renewed interest in describing the many "white spots" on the maps of the polar regions.

Below is a group of maps and geographical diagrams made by children in the 19th century; and some of the school atlases, geographies, and wall maps that may have been their sources. These old maps made by children were hand drawn and colored, one-of-a-kind productions, and it is amazing that any have survived down to our time.

For more than thirty years, the History of Cartography Project has charted the course for scholarship on cartography, bringing together research from a variety of disciplines on the creation, dissemination, and use of maps.

Volume 6, Cartography in the Twentieth Century, continues this tradition with a groundbreaking survey of the century just ended and a new full-color, encyclopedic format. Read the full-text online edition of Geography in the Twentieth Century: A Study of Growth, Fields, Techniques, Aims, and Trends ().

Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Geography in the Twentieth Century: A Study of. ADVERTISEMENTS: Growth and Development of Geography in the Second-half of 19th Century. There had been changing thrust in the nature of geography throughout its history.

Since the term ‘geography’ means, and has meant, different things to different people in different times and places, there is no agreed upon consensus on what constitutes the nature and [ ].

The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration was an era which began at the end of the 19th century, and ended after the First World War; the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition of –22 is often cited by historians as the dividing line between the "Heroic" and "Mechanical" ages.

During the Heroic Age the Antarctic continent became the focus of international efforts that resulted in intensive Type: Hypothetical continent. Book Review: Exploration, Espionage, And The Great Game Janu Tobias Marschall; the book focuses on so-called indigenous intermediaries or native explorers of 19th-century explorations whose crucial contributions were not only neglected.

An Atlas of Geographical Wonders: From Mountaintops to River Beds. Mapping the 19th Century. Exhibition Catalog. Boston: Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Mapping as Process is a space for me to explore a new approach to understanding mapping and its history.

The exploration will eventually. Mapping the Great Game: Explorers, Spies & Maps in 19th-century Central Asia, India and Tibet: DEAN, RIAZ: : Books5/5(1). Mapping as Process is a space for me to explore a new approach to understanding mapping and its exploration will eventually contribute to a book of the same name.

With Medieval Islamic Maps, historian Karen C. Pinto brings us the first in-depth exploration of medieval Islamic cartography from the mid-tenth to the nineteenth century. Pinto focuses on the distinct tradition of maps known collectively as the Book of Roads and Kingdoms (Kitab al-Masalik wa al-Mamalik, or KMMS), examining them from three.High demand for these games swept through continental Europe and Great Britain in the early 19th century.

The game below, titled Middleton’s new geographical game of a tour through England and Wales was made in and is two games in one as it is also a jigsaw puzzle, also called a “dissected” map.to sponsoring exploration and geographical discovery.

InJean-Nicolas Buache was appointed geographer to the court of Louis XVI in France and, with royal approval, Buache attempted unsuccessfully to launch a geographical society to co-ordinate French exploration (Lejeune, 21–2).

Stung into action by this failed initiative, a.