Historical Maps of North America

Historical Maps of North America

Book - 2001
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Travel back to a time when North America was largely unexplored and mapmakers could not rely on computers or aerial photographs. Featuring more than one hundred beautifully crafted antique maps and charts, previously available only to researchers, this engrossing volume celebrates the art of cartography and the evolution of North America. Dating back to the early 17th century, the maps are arranged chronologically and trace history through the turn of the 19th century. Extended captions put each map in context and explain its significance. Fascinating insights into American history are revealed, including details about early New York, Boston, and Pennsylvania and about military engagements of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Take a look at Virginia in 1612, Florida in 1722, Quebec in 1767, the Virgin Islands circa 1800, Alaska in 1849, and many other sites. A wonderful resource for those interested in cartography, geography, and American history.
Publisher: London : PRC Publishing, 2001
ISBN: 9781856485920
Characteristics: 144 p. : chiefly maps (some col.) ; 25 x 29 cm


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