George G. André, 'Draughtsman's Handbook', 1874

George G. André, 'Draughtsman's Handbook', 1874

George G. André
'Draughtsman's Handbook'
1874
Lithograph on paper
Illustrated by B. Alexander
Published E.&F. Spon, London
National Art Library pressmark 30.B.98

This playful imaginative landscape disguises a utilitarian purpose. Fronting a handbook aimed at encouraging best practice in map drawing, it shows the standard map symbols and labels. It reflects a growing interest in the science of cartography after the Ordnance Survey was set up in 1790.