Aide-Memoire du voyageur

Title Aide-Memoire du voyageur, ou Questions relatives a la geographie physique et politique, a l'industrie et aux Beaux Arts … a l'usage des personnes qui veulent utiliser leurs voyages
Date 1834
Place Paris
Publisher P. Bellizard & co.
Type Section in a geographical account
Physical Description 12°, pp. 534.
Language French
Content Advice on note taking and writing travels
Classification model (Ramusian table etc.)
Instructions for scientific observations
Scheme or exemplar for description
NotesApodemic text contains 21 tables.

A systematic, thorough, and copious account of matters for observation in travel and geographical exploration in line with Jackson's interest in the reform of geography to a scientific and systematic basis (away from the model of adventurous amateur travel).

Jackson's system of heads of description proceeds under the following sections: geography, hydrography, meterology, geology (including mines and exploitation), farming, animal husbandry, inhabitants, habitations, industry, manufacturing, commerce, religious institutions, government, legislation, finance, letter post, sciences, literature, fine arts, history, military, foreign relations, colonies. All of these sections are pursued with considerable detail and followed by appendixes on the analysis of mineral water, collecting and preserving specimens.

Followed by English edition in 1841, described elsewhere in this database.

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Google books, reproduction of Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon copy.