Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles 7th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1118431436


Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles 7th Edition by Walter G. Robillard, ISBN-13: 978-1118431436
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552 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 7 edition (December 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781118431436
ISBN-13: 978-1118431436

The classic reference, expanded and updated to include the latest technologies and laws

This new edition of Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles—the classic reference to boundary law for property surveying—has been updated and expanded to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law.

Professional surveying practices continue to evolve, and this Seventh Edition includes all the necessary information to navigate the complex, evolving area of boundary law. Improving upon its usefulness for both professionals and students alike, this Seventh Edition features:

– Updated case law and examples throughout
– Recent changes in boundary law
– New chapter on riparian and littoral boundaries by water boundary expert George Cole
– A new appendix listing surveying books referenced in court cases and legal decisions
– The latest innovations in surveying technology

This must-have reference to surveying and geodesy features a wealth of case studies on federal and state nonsectionalized land surveys demonstrating real-world examples of covered material. Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles, Seventh Edition is an essential reference tool for professional surveyors studying for state surveying licensing, students, and attorneys in real estate and land law.


Chapter 1 History and Concept of Boundaries (pages 1–34):
Chapter 2 How Boundaries are Created (pages 35–52):
Chapter 3 Ownership, Transfer, and Description of Real Property and Accompanying Rights (pages 53–80):
Chapter 4 Boundaries, Law, and Related Presumptions (pages 81–98):
Chapter 5 Creation and Interpretation of Metes and Bounds and Other Nonsectionalized Descriptions (pages 99–142):
Chapter 6 Creation and Retracement of GLO Boundaries (pages 143–187):
Chapter 7 Federal and State Nonsectionalized Land Surveys (pages 188–225):
Chapter 8 Locating Easements and Reversions (pages 226–251):
Chapter 9 Riparian and Littoral Boundaries (pages 252–280):
Chapter 10 Retracing and “Resurveying” Sectionalized Lands (pages 281–336):
Chapter 11 Locating Sequential Conveyances (pages 337–385):
Chapter 12 Locating Simultaneously Created Boundaries (pages 386–435):
Chapter 13 Locating Combination Descriptions and Conveyances (pages 436–461):
Chapter 14 Role of The Surveyor (pages 462–477):
Chapter 15 The Ethics and Moral Responsibilities of Boundary Creation and of Retracements (pages 478–487):

About the Author

Walter G. Robillard is a Principal at Land Consultants, Inc.

Donald A. Wilson is a Principal at Land & Boundary Consultants, Inc.

The late Curtis M. Brown was a partner at Brown Hall in Sacramento, California.

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