Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830-50

You are cordially invited to our next Greenwich Maritime Research Seminar, run in conjunction with the National Maritime Museum

Wednesday, 30th November 2016, 4pm-5pm

University of Greenwich, QA065  


Megan Barford, Curator of Cartography, National Maritime Museum

Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830-50

This paper will examine writing, record keeping, printing and publishing practices in and around the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, c.1830-50. In particular, it will explore the increasingly administrated nature of state hydrography, which in turn enables a better understanding of the key impulse in the field at this time: to provide ever-updated charts of ever–changing coastlines, in keeping with ideas of improvement which permeated 19th century discourse in many areas.

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