The Seventeenth-century Maps and Surveys of William Fowler
Author: Phillips, A. D. M.
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 17, Number 2, December 1980 , pp. 100-110(11)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Despite the recent publication of several dictionaries of surveyors and cartographers, little is known of the professional and personal background of the majority of such practitioners. This lack of detailed biographical analysis is particularly applicable to the surveyor in the seventeenth century. This paper examines the activities of one of the most prolific west Midlands' estate surveyors in that century, William Fowler. Present knowledge of surveying practice in that period is reviewed and Fowler's work is compared to this pattern. An appendix details Fowler's extant maps and surveys.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1980-12-01