The Town Plans of Glasgow, 1764-1865: A History and Cartobibliography

Moore, John N (1994) The Town Plans of Glasgow, 1764-1865: A History and Cartobibliography. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis lists and considers all of the town plans which depict the City of Glasgow up to and including the large scale maps produced by the Ordnance Survey. Earlier depictions of town layout are of great value in an interpretation of urban patterns and their development but their use needs to be based on an understanding of their original purpose, the ability of the cartographer and their correct dating. In the past, many false assumptions have been made about such documents and this research seeks to correct many of these. In addition to listing and describing the eighty-eight entries, significant elements of their individual production and their relationship to earlier surveys are detailed. The cartobibliography is preceded by a discussion of the history of the city's mapping and some of the most important figures involved in Glasgow surveying. A concluding appendix seeks to be a comprehensive list of surveyors resident and working in Glasgow for the period, 1700-1855.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: David Forrest
Keywords: Geography, Urban planning
Date of Award: 1994
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1994-75715
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 18:32
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 18:32
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75715

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