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L'îlot comme unité spatiale de référence. Madrid au XVIIIe siècle

Abstract : The Madrid ‘Visita general de la Regal\'ia de Aposento’ of 1750-1751 is a large measurement and classification operation carried out for the tax authorities, numbering each block of houses and assigning each house within it with a number referring to this basic morphological unit. The localisation and plotting system stemming from this survey would remain in place until 1835, when the street numbering of houses replaced that of block numbering. Identified by their numbers (from 1 to 557), the manzanas (blocks) were adopted as spatial reference units to undertake surveys and urban reforms, particularly in the fields of health and policing, from 1760 onwards. Yet this plotting system did not remain confined to the needs of the administration and, progressively, ordinary inhabitants began to take ownership of this apparatus in their daily practices.
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Brigitte Marin. L'îlot comme unité spatiale de référence. Madrid au XVIIIe siècle. Histoire urbaine, Société française d'histoire urbaine (SFHU), 2018, pp.63-84. ⟨hal-01991953⟩



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