[ISHMap-List] Did Napoleon lose to Wellington because of a bad map?
edney at usm.maine.edu
Wed Oct 8 22:28:20 CEST 2014
This just came across the transom …
The argument is that Napoleon used a printed map derived from a manuscript map, and both were wrong, so that Napoleon misplaced his artillery.
I don't know enough about the events of the battle, but I'm pretty sure that the French were not printing battle maps at this point . . . does anyone have a better and non-journalistic account?
Osher Professor in the History of Cartography (USM)
Director, History of Cartography Project (UW)
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