‘North Sea or German Ocean’? The Anglo-German Cartographic Freemasonry, 1842–1914

  title={‘North Sea or German Ocean’? The Anglo-German Cartographic Freemasonry, 1842–1914},
  author={R. Scully},
  journal={Imago Mundi},
  pages={46 - 62}
ABSTRACT From 1842, British and German commercial cartographers established a profitable relationship based on mutual cooperation and the exchange of expertise. The links between the mapmakers of Edinburgh and Gotha, so strong that they amounted to a form of ‘freemasonry’, underpinned the production of many of the key British atlases of the period. The relationship fitted broader patterns of Anglo-German cultural affinity that were broken only by the outbreak of the First World War, after which… Expand
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