Adding to Lynda's NAM reference: a mixture of possible sources and
approaches (but much depends on the reading language skills of your
Search the literature ('Wot's on the web' pages) within the History of
Cartography gateway site [http://www.maphistory.info]; the annual
'Bibliography' in 'Imago Mundi' (ISSN 0308-5694) - using its Index '(c)
Subjects' for terms such as 'Fortification' & 'Military cartography'.
Specifically of the 18th century you should find - online union catalogue
searches, for example - too much (?) on the bicentennial of the American
Revolutionary War and several consequent publications on its battle plans.
It *might* just be possible that Yolande Hodson (e.g.) would respond to your
request for 'select' literature, were she to be approached after a general
trawl had been effected by the student. After all, she contributed
[chapter] 7 'Military surveys, 1700-1900' in 'Historians' guide to early
British maps : a guide to the location of pre-1900 maps of the British Isles
preserved in the United Kingdom and Ireland' ed. Helen Wallis & Anita
McConnell (London : Royal Historical Soc., 1994), ISBN 0-86193-141-6 (RHS
guides and handbooks, ISSN 0080-4398 ; no. 18).
Depending upon which battle plans the student wishes to research may dictate
the literature (and its language and accessibility in Reading!).
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From: Judith Fox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 24 November 2003 14:46
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Subject: battle plans
I've just had a question which is completely out of my field of
knowledge, so I hope I can draw on all you experts out there!
A student is writing a dissertation on 17th & 18th century battle plans
(there is a collection in the Typography Department here) and wants some
literature/background. I have only found very general info. Has anyone
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