Skip to content

Masters of All They Surveyed Exploration, Geography, and a British el Dorado

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0226081214

ISBN-13: 9780226081212

Edition: 2000

Authors: D. Graham Burnett

List price: $43.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Out of stock
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


Chronicling the British pursuit of the legendary El Dorado, this work tells the story of geography, cartography, and scientific exploration in Britain's South American colony, Guyana.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

He is a historian of science & the author of Masters of All They Surveyed. After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University, he was a Marshall Scholar at Trinity college, Cambridge. In 1999, Chicago's Newberry Library awarded him the Nebenzahl Prize in the History of Cartography. A 1999-2000 Fellow at the Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library, he has taught at Yale & Columbia Universities. He lives in Princeton, where he is an assistant professor in the History Department.

Geography, Exploration, Colonial Territory: An Introduction Point of Departure
The Lay of the Scholarly Land A Sketch of the Route
The Destination: A Little Background on British Guiana
Myths and Maps: Making Explorers and Empires Mythical Empire and Interior Exploration
Finding El Dorado Mythical Empire and Interior Exploration
Reaching El Dorado Remapping and the Making of Explorers Remapping and the Making of Territory
The Other Mythical Empire: Mahanarva Epilogue: The Ambivalence of Myth and Metalepsis
Traversing Terra Incognita: Getting There and Making Maps Elusive Incognitae Local Reorientation and Disorientation Mapping Terra Incognita: The Traverse and Its Weaknesses
The Humboldtian Tradition
Discipline and Navigation
Landmark, Image, Enclosure
Marks on the Land: Landmarks, Aesthetics, and the Image of the Colony Views in Context: Writing the Journey Views and Strategies of Imperial Visibility Pictorial Conventions and Landmark Depictions Schomburgk, Bentley, and the Aesthetic Saturation of Sites Aesthetic Circuits From Landmark to Icon Epilogue: Widespread Views
Marks of Passage: Landmarks and the Practice of Geographical Exploration Re-viewed Tracks of Passage Landmarks and Methexis Amerindian Negotiations Icarian Anxieties: The Fall as Landmark Pictorial Conventions and Exploratory Subversions Epilogue: Place and Erasure
Boundaries: The Beginnings of the Ends Disputed Boundaries/Disputed Man Delimination, Demarcation, "Deconstruction"? Consummatio, Landmarks, and the "Natural" Boundary Traversing the Boundary: The Surpassing Problem Narrative
Northwest Narrative
Southwest Narrative
East Epilogue: The Wake of the Boundary
Conclusion: History, Geography, Nation Up to This Point And Over the Line Epigram