Mapping an Empire

In analyzing this reconfiguration, Edney undertakes the first detailed, critical analysis of the foundations of modern cartography.

Mapping an Empire

Mapping an Empire

The reshaping of cartographic technologies in Europe into their modern form, including the adoption of the technique of triangulation (known at the time as "trigonometrical survey") at the beginning of the nineteenth century, played a key role in the use of the GTS as an instrument of British cartographic control over India. In analyzing this reconfiguration, Edney undertakes the first detailed, critical analysis of the foundations of modern cartography.

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