An 1826 Plan for Rational Place Naming

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I have a new posting at Mapping as Process, concerning Stedman Whitwhell's 1826 proposal for a "rational" method of creating toponyms from values of latitude and longitude, in the context of both early 19th-century utopianism and the emergence of the ideal of cartography. The full URL is:

https://www.mappingasprocess.net/blog/2019/11/14/an-1826-plan-for-rational-place-naming

Please reply to this post should you have further insights, objections, etc.

Matthew Edney

(Resident of Oild-Veetty)