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Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British el Dorado

D. Graham Burnett
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2000]
Language
English
ISBN
0226081206, 9780226081205
Related Resources
Table of contents Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Summary
"Chronicling the British pursuit of the legendary El Dorado, Masters of All They Surveyed tells the story of geography, cartography, and scientific exploration in Britain's unique South American colony, Guyana." "D. Graham Burnett brings to light the work of several such explorers, particularly Sir Robert H. Schomburgk, the man who claimed to be the first to reach the site of Ralegh's El Dorado. Schomburgk explored and mapped regions in modern Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, always in close contact with Amerindian communities. Drawing heavily on the maps, reports, and letters that Schomburgk sent back to England, and especially on the luxuriant images of survey landmarks in his Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana (reproduced in color in this book), Burnett shows how a vast network of traverse surveys, illustrations, and travel narratives not only laid out the official boundaries of British Guiana but also marked out a symbolic landscape that fired the British imperial imagination."--Jacket.
Contents
  • 1 Geography, Exploration, Colonial Territory: An Introduction 1
  • 2 Myths and Maps: Making Explorers and Empires 25
  • 3 Traversing Terra Incognita: Getting There and Making Maps 67
  • 4 Marks on the Land: Landmarks, Aesthetics, and the Image of the Colony 119
  • 5 Marks of Passage: Landmarks and the Practice of Geographical Exploration 167
  • 6 Boundaries: The Beginnings of the Ends 199
  • 7 Conclusion: History, Geography, Nation 255.
Description
xv, 298 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index.
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