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Title :

River landscapes : the origin and development of the printed river map in the Netherlands, 1725-1795

Author :
BRINK, Paul van den ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
River management in the province of Holland in the 18th c. was co-ordinated by a Hydraulic Department which worked closely with local, regional and other provincial authorities to maintain river beds and channels. To perform its function efficiently, all the Hydraulic Department's main river maps followed general precepts laid down as early as 1725 by the surveyor Nicolaas Cruquius (1678-1754). The basic principle was to create clear maps with uniform scale and design which contained only the topographical information relevant to the work of the department. Experiments with depth contours were made, and profiles and diagrams were included in order to portray as accurately as possible the invisible natural processes which influenced the river landscape. The cartographical model thus established was followed consistently throughout the 18th c. ;
Pagination/Size :
8 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Carte ; Cruquius, Nicolaas, 1678-1754 ; Estampe ; Fleuve ; Pays-Bas ; Rivière ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Cruquius, Nicolaas, 1678-1754 ; Maps ; Netherlands ; Prints ; Rivers (fleuves) ; Rivers (rivières) ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Imago mundi (Lympne), 2000, 52
INIST identifier :
24985655 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0308-5694 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;