British Honduras: The invention of a colonial territory- Mapping and spatial knowledge in the 19th century
Author: Dr. Odile Hoffmann
Paperback: 80 pages
1st Edition: May 2014
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Until the 17th century, the area currently occupied by Belize appeared in maps as a portion of space in the American world with no particular attribute other than being at the confines of a territory poorly known to Europeans, some of whom stopped there without making any political or social commitment before the area became coveted, delimited, and negotiated between empires. In the 18th Century it was integrated into a colonial structure as a territory to be controlled and administered by Great Britain in the 19th Century. The purpose of this monograph is not to retrace the genesis of a nation, but more modestly, to recount the invention of a colonial territory. No territory exists on its own; only social, political, symbolic and emotional constructions grant it substance and reality. Through descriptions, narratives, and maps, this monograph brings the territory into existence and displays the articulation between the imaginary, the subjectivities, and the spatial practices of the social and political actors political authorities, residents, cartographers who interacted in Belize s territorial construction.
Wall Map of Belize
Size: 91.4 x 147.3 cm (36 X 58 inches)
scale – 1:250,000
This wall-sized map (36 by 58 inches) is perfect for the office, library or classroom. The map colourfully displays physical features such as mountains, rivers, lakes and cayes, as well as the district boundaries, highways, cities and towns. It comes ready to hang and is shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube.
Poster Map of Belize
(political and physical)
Size: 51 x 71 cm (20 X 28 inches)
scale – 1:500,000
This sturdy laminated map shows Belize’s political features on one side and physical features on the other. These maps make a great addition to any home, classroom or office. The map comes ready-to-hang and is shipped in a cardboard tube for easy handling.
Laminated Map of Belize
Size: 35.6 x 48.3 cm (14 X 19 inches)
scale – 1:800,000
This sturdy laminated map (14 X 19 inches) shows Belize’s political features on one side and physical features on the other. These maps make a great addition to any home, classroom or office. Scale – 1:800,000
Belize Travel Map
This map is ideal for travelers touring the highways of Belize and navigating the main cities and towns. One side shows the entire country of Belize, displaying physical features, roads and political divisions. On the other side there are eight detailed maps and descriptions of major towns, arranged between folded sections for easy viewing. Facilities such as gas stations, banks, hotels, restaurants and many more are clearly marked on both the large scale and detailed maps. The back of the folded map is full of facts about Belize and information useful to visitors.