With the completion of the New South Wales cadastral maps, the National Library's catalogue now provides catalogue access to hard-copy maps of most of the parishes and counties in every Australian state and mainland territory.
Australian cadastral maps lack a clear series statement, so ordinarily it would not be possible to retrieve a full set of a state's cadastral maps for browsing purposes.
One further variation occurs where cadastral maps have been issued in series at a particular scale (such as Queensland 1:250,000 series cadastral maps).
In the National Library of Australia's Maps Reading Room every second or third enquiry seems to require a cadastral map to provide at least part of the answer.
Cadastral maps were quickly prized as decorative objects in themselves and as symbols of progress, and their public use and private value led to publication in printed form, thereby creating a map genre that appeared early and influenced subsequent land mapping efforts elsewhere in Europe (pp.
Officials also prepared cadastral maps in connection with the midnineteenth-century commutation of agrarian tithes, those last vestiges of feudal society.
Ultimately, these cadastral maps played multiple roles in the U.S.
In a final chapter, Kain and Baigent draw their many threads together and review the accumulated roles of cadastral maps in advanced societies over the last four centuries and around the world (pp.
The first scholar to draw attention to cadastral maps was the noted French historian, Marc Bloch, over 60 years ago.
The Cadastral Map is organized in chapters devoted to whole regions that developed and sustained distinctive traditions of cadastral mapping, with the chapters arranged in the roughly chronological order of their emergence.