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The Map Specialcharte von Livland: Georg Friedrich Parrot’s Agenda or a New Perspective on Livland (2018)


In 1839, the topographic map Specialcharte von Livland was published by the Livonian Charitable and Economic Society (Livländische Gemeinnützige und Ökonomische Sozietät). In comparison to the previous topographic map of Livonia, the main topics of the new map were agriculture and trade—key sources of Livland’s economy. The idea of creating such a map reflects the thinking of early nineteenth-century Livland when science and methodological theory would determine the future measures to achieve prosperity for all. Georg Friedrich Parrot, the first secretary of the Livonian Charitable and Economic Society and later professor and Prorector of the University of Dorpat, was one of the central figures who represented Physiocratic and Cameralistic thinking and action. The map depicts Parrot’s agenda as a new perspective on Livland. Keywords: agriculture and trade, Livonian Charitable and Economic Society, Parrot, Physiocratic and Cameralistic ideas, topographic map, University of Dorpat

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Authors & Contributors
Podgorny, Irina
Dyke, Paul Arthur Van
Bērziņs, Valdis
Brinker, Ute
Klein, Christina
Lübke, Harald
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
Agricultural History
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
History in Africa
Hong Kong University Press
Boydell & Brewer
Palgrave Macmillan
Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe
Science and society
Maps; atlases
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Parrot, Georg Friedrich von (1767-1852)
Vilardebó, Teodoro Miguel
Zucchi, Carlo
Angelis, Pedro de
Uvarov, Sergeĭ Semenovich
Teleki, Pál
South America
Guangzhou (China)
Great Britain
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
16th century
15th century
St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences
Universität Dorpat

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