Mapping the West: America's Westward Movement 1524-1890

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Random House Incorporated, 2002 - 208 halaman
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"Mapping the West: America's Westward Movement 1524-1890," a stunning collection of the finest maps ever made of the American West, chronicles the cartographic history of the western United States from 1524 to 1890. The book begins with a look at the European powers' (Spain, France, England) efforts to comprehend their far-flung colonies, then directs our attention toward U.S. Government and military maps made by such notables as Lewis and Clark, Robert E. Lee, and C.T. Beauregard. Also included are maps by American Indians, maps that highlight the epicenter of the California gold rush, and maps that delineate the proposed and final courses of the transcontinental railroad, to mention only a few of the areas herein discussed.
The sixty-five maps shown come from collections throughout the world. Leading private collectors of maps of the American West, whose holdings have never been published, have put their collections at the disposal of this study. Many maps are here shown for the first time, most for the first time in color. Filled with fascinating historical anecdote and detailed scholarship, "Mapping the West" is a work that will be highly prized by map lovers and history buffs alike. It is a sumptuous feast of glorious full-color reproductions of maps by the most extraordinary cartographers this country has known.

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Compiling maps drawn by Spanish, French and British explorers, as well as documents from the California gold rush, the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Northern Pacific Railroad, this book ... Baca ulasan lengkap


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Paul E. Cohen is coauthor of Manhattan in Maps. He is a dealer in antique maps and rare books with the firm of Richard B. Arkway, Inc. in New York.

David Rumsey is president of Cartographic Associates, a digital publishing firm based in San Francisco. He created the award-winning Website, which has thousands of images of historical maps from his private map collection, one of the largest in the United States.

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