Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843
In this fascinating history of the British surveys of India, Matthew H. Edney relates how imperial Britain used modern survey techniques to not only create and define the spatial image of its Empire, but also to legitimate its colonialist activities.
University Of Chicago Pres
Cartography, maps, British Empire
Edney, Matthew H. Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843. University of Chicago Press, 1997.