This dissertation argues that local journeys provided the most frequent and salient ways by which the English came to know, understand, and represent travel in their everyday lives. By the turn of the seventeenth century, the geographic, social, and conceptual terrain of travel---what I term England's travelscape---was forever altered as new technologies of transport were introduced alongside developing navigational techniques, cartographic knowledge, and the rise of print. Nonetheless, texts depicting travel within England, Scotland, and Wales have been overshadowed by the period's monumental narrative accounts of oceanic voyaging in the qAge of Discoveryq and are largely absent from discussions of early modern travel. My dissertation responds to this absence by assembling an archive of local travel texts (drama, narrative accounts, almanacs, travel guides, maps, and pamphlets) which interrogate the tropes of qdistanceq and qencounterq derived from the foreign voyage narrative and, instead, represent journeying as a phenomenon of movement.... eye perspective.41 Simons published the first English travel guide with an explicit and immediately recognizable link to the products of early modern cartographic thought. ... The visual representations of Englanda#39;s counties on each page ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Plotting Movement: Epistemologies of Local Travel in Early Modern England, 1600--1660|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|