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British Town Maps, 1470-1895

A catalogue and cartographical analysis. The study of the urban cartography of Great Britain forms part of a long-term research programme, based at Exeter University Geography Department, to record and analyse the pre-Ordnance Survey, large-scale (i.e. highly detailed) maps of the nation. The first two parts of the programme concerned maps of rural parishes and townships made for tithe commutation and enclosure purposes. Professor Roger Kain FBA, programme director, expands upon the current project which was adopted by the British Academy in 1998.

• Roger Kain

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in Review, July 1998 - July 1999.

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