30 December 2011
For a collection of online texts related to surveying in early modern Europe and the Americas, take a look at this small "Surveying Library" I've been putting together on Google Books.
29 December 2011
To make a start,
out of particulars
and make them general, rolling
up the sum, by defective means--
--William Carlos Williams, Preface to Paterson, Book I.
The Compleat Surveyor is an experiment, an attempt to create a collaborative workspace for a new interdisciplinary research project about land surveyors in early modern Europe and colonial North America. It is a place for collecting resources, recording observations, and making connections. These are my field notes. Welcome.