Cadastral Survey

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St. Lucia

     A cadastral survey is made to determine the location, ownership, and value of landed property. The term is loosely used of a survey "sufficiently large to show the extent and measurement of every field and other plot of land (Oxford English Dictionary."
Each of the four stamps issued to commemorate the first such survey of St. Lucia shows a dated relief map and pictures of survey instruments of the period. The 15 stamp, dated 1775, features a survey monument, a compass, and a plane table. The 60 stamp is dated 1814, with a telescope, watch, and plane table. The $1 stamp, 1888, has a transit, a meansuring device, ruler, and what appears to be a barometer. The $2.50 stamp, 1987, has a modern transit, tape measure, and meter stick.

SCN 888                            SCN 889

SCN 890                            SCN 891