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California: Mapping the Golden State through History: Rare And Unusual Maps From The Library Of Congress (Mapping the States through History)
California: Mapping the Golden State through History: Rare And Unusual Maps From The Library Of Congress (Mapping the States through History) by Ray Jones, Vincent Virga 0762745304 9780762745302
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California: Mapping the Golden State through History: Rare And Unusual Maps From The Library Of Congress (Mapping the States through History) by Ray Jones, Vincent Virga

Stirring trips through the histories of each of Americas statestold with fifty unusual maps from the Library of Congress and with historical essays. nbsp; The Globe Pequot Press is proud to announce the first series to assemblein full color, state-by-statean in-depth collection of rare, gloriously detailed, and historically significant maps of the cities, states, counties, towns, and events that make up each of our fifty states. Produced in collaboration with the Library of Congress and edited by renowned photo editor and author Vincent Virga, these books offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through the maps and their narrative captions, as well as compelling historical essays by local writers. nbsp; Bringing together fifty beautiful and diverse maps ofnbsp;the given state from the collections of the Library of Congress, each volume will find a treasured place on the bookshelves of cartography or history buffs and will become a celebration of the state for residents, former residents, and visitors. The maps come from various periods of the nations historyfrom colonial America to the Revolution, from the Civil War to Westward expansionwith some from legendary expeditions such as that of Lewis and Clark. A choice selection of modern maps depicting birds-eye-views of towns and cities is also included. nbsp; Vincent Virgas forewordconcerning the Library of Congress collection and thenbsp;states mapscomes together with the captions and essays to weave the cartographic record into a drama of settlement and change. Each map thus becomes a virtual time machine that tells us much about the places we live in today. nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 50 full-color historical maps from the Library of Congress nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Informative captions on each maps origins nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Insets showing unusual or fascinating map details nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Essays on state history by a local writer

Author: Ray Jones, Vincent Virga

Language: English

Edition: First

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 128

Publisher: Globe Pequot

Publication Date: 2009-10-14

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ISBN: 0762745304


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