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Buisseret, David

Works: 128 works in 476 publications in 3 languages and 13,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Maps  Pictorial works  Aerial photographs  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Manuscripts  Local history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
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Most widely held works about David Buisseret
Most widely held works by David Buisseret
The Christopher Columbus encyclopedia( Book )

20 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to world exploration( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Covering all aspects of global exploration, from Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration examines the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers. This coverage includes biographies, including Lewis and Clark, Ferdinand Magellan, Cheng Ho, Hernan Cortes, Ibn Battuta, Vitus Bering, and Christopher Columbus; national expeditions, including Portuguese, British, French, Chinese, Dutch, and Spanish; and navigational and marine sciences, such as navigational techniques, ancient and medieval navigation, ocean currents and winds, longitude, cartography, and aerial surveys. The Companion's temporal scope ranges from the ancient cultures of Egypt, Persia, Greece, Byzantium, China, Polynesia, and Rome, through to modern space exploration. The articles have been written by leading scholars from across the globe, utilizing the most current scholarship in the field of exploration studies. The Companion contains 800 entries, supplemented by 150 black-and-white and 50 full-color photographs and maps. Annotated primary source materials, such as travel logs and personal letters, supplement select biographies. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field, contains a bibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced to other useful points of interest within the Companion. Published in association with the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Companion reproduces more than 100 images from that institution's world-renowned collection
Henry IV by David Buisseret( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over de Franse koning (1553-1610)
Sully and the growth of centralized government in France, 1598-1610 by David Buisseret( Book )

16 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sea charts to satellite images : interpreting North American history through maps( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mapmaker's quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe by David Buisseret( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1400 Europe was almost entirely without maps, but by 1650 had witnessed an explosion in cartography that was to change the course of European history. This book shows how Europe managed to overtake the pre-eminent countries in early map-making, such as China and Japan, to become the world leader in the quest for accurate maps."
Historic Illinois from the air by David Buisseret( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs give a view of life and land in the Prairie State
Monarchs, ministers, and maps : the emergence of cartography as a tool of government in early modern Europe( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These diverse essays investigate political factors behind the rapid development of cartography in Renaissance Europe and its impact on emerging European nations." "By 1500 a few rulers had already discovered that better knowledge of their lands would strengthen their control over them; by 1550, the cartographer's art had become an important instrument for bringing territories under the control of centralized government. Throughout the following century increasing governmental reliance on maps demanded greater accuracy and more sophisticated techniques." "This volume, a detailed survey of the political uses of cartography between 1400 and 1700 in Europe, answers these questions: When did monarchs and ministers begin to perceive that maps could be useful in government? For what purposes were maps commissioned? How accurate and useful were they? How did cartographic knowledge strengthen the hand of government?" "By focusing on particular places and periods in early modern Europe, the chapters offer new insights into the growth of cartography as a science, the impetus behind these developments - often rulers attempting to expand their power - and the role of mapmaking in European history. The essay on Poland reveals that cartographic progress came only under the impetus of powerful rulers; another explores the French monarchy's role in the burst of scientific cartography that marked the opening of the "splendid century." Additional chapters discuss the profound influence of cartographic ideas on the English aristocracy during the sixteenth century, the relation of progress in mapmaking to imperialistic goals of the Spanish and Austrian Habsburgs, and the supposed primacy of Italian mapmaking following the Renaissance." "Contributors to this volume are Peter Barber, David Buisseret, John Marino, Michael J. Mikos, Geoffrey Parker, and James Vann. These essays were originally presented as the Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library."--Jacket
Port Royal, Jamaica by Michael Pawson( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic architecture of the Caribbean by David Buisseret( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and French and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creolization in the Americas( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on diverse settings and different aspects of culture, five scholars here examine the process of creolization: its origins, historical and modern meanings of the term, and the various manifestations of the complex, continuing process of cultural exchange and adaptation that began when Africans, American Indians, and Europeans came into contact with each other. While the authors vary in their approaches and, in some respects, their conclusions, they essentially agree that the notion of cultural syncretism - whether described as acculturation or creolization - is a conceptual tool of crucial importance for analyzing the interchange that occurred between peoples of Europe and the Americas."--BOOK JACKET
Rural images : estate maps in the Old and New Worlds( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Rural Images, historians Sarah Bendall, David Buisseret, P.D.A. Harvey, and B.W. Higman follow the spread of estate maps from their origin in England around 1570 to colonial America, the British Caribbean, and early modern Europe, and link them to the social and economic contexts in which they were found. As David Buisseret points out in his introduction to the volume, this linkage is crucial to the study of estate maps, which cannot be understood apart from the social and economic circumstances that gave rise to them - and that also led to their demise by the end of the nineteenth century
Jamaica in 1687 : the Taylor Manuscript at the National Library of Jamaica by John Taylor( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This description of Jamaica in the late 1680s was written by a contemporary English observer, John Taylor, who spent some months on the island. The original manuscript is held by the National Library of Jamaica, and has rarely been used by scholars." "David Buisseret's work on this manuscript has taken nearly thirty years, and his annotations guide the reader through this extract of Taylor's original three volume manuscript." "This text will be useful to generations of scholars and students alike, and to anyone with an interest in Jamaica and its colourful history."--Jacket
Historic Texas from the air by David Buisseret( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extremely varied geography of Texas, ranging from lush piney woods to arid, mountainous deserts, has played a major role in the settlement and development of the state. To gain full perspective on the influence of the land on the people of Texas, you really have to take to the air--and the authors of Historic Texas from the Air have done just that. In this beautiful book, dramatic aerial photography provides a complete panorama of seventy-three historic sites from around the state, showing them in extensive geographic context and revealing details unavailable to a ground-based observer. Each site in Historic Texas from the Air appears in a full-page color photograph, accompanied by a concise description of the site's history and importance. Contemporary and historical photographs, vintage postcard images, and maps offer further visual information about the sites. The book opens with images of significant natural landforms, such as the Chisos Mountains and the Big Thicket, then shows the development of Texas history through Indian spiritual sites (including Caddo Mounds and Enchanted Rock), relics from the French and Spanish occupation (such as the wreck of the Belle and the Alamo), Anglo forts and methods of communication (including Fort Davis and Salado's Stagecoach Inn), nineteenth-century settlements and industries (such as Granbury's courthouse square and Kreische Brewery in La Grange), and significant twentieth-century locales, (including Spindletop, the LBJ Ranch, and the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport). For anyone seeking a visual, vital overview of Texas history, Historic Texas from the Air is the perfect place to begin
Les oeconomies royales de Sully by Maximilien de Béthune Sully( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in French and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two by two : twenty-two pairs of maps from the Newberry Library illustrating 500 years of Western cartographic history by Newberry Library( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic Jamaica from the air by David Buisseret( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian David Buisseret teams up with aerial photographer Jack Tyndale-Biscoe in this book to produce a predominantly visual portrait of Jamaica from pre-Columbian times to the modern period." "Aerial photos and satellite images reveal a variety of historical processes much less visible from the ground while the explanatory maps give both the contemporary material and the photos a sharper focus and force the author to ask fresh questions of those images. With this unique combination of text and images Historic Jamaica From the Air brings to life Jamaica's rich history as well as its modern development."--Jacket
France in the New World : proceedings of the 22nd annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society by French Colonial Historical Society( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Christopher Columbus encyclopedia
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Buisseret, D.

Buisseret, D. 1934-

Buisseret, David J.

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English (210)

French (18)

Spanish (5)

The Oxford companion to world explorationFrom sea charts to satellite images : interpreting North American history through mapsThe mapmaker's quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance EuropeHistoric Illinois from the airMonarchs, ministers, and maps : the emergence of cartography as a tool of government in early modern EuropePort Royal, JamaicaCreolization in the AmericasRural images : estate maps in the Old and New Worlds