Cartography of North America, 1500-1800

Cartography of North America, 1500-1800

by Pierluigi Portinaro
     
 

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The earliest known authentic map of North America was drawn in 1500 by Juan de la Cosa, a shipmate of Christopher Columbus. Over the next three centuries, cartography would come of age both as a science and an art form and the mapping of America would tell a story of dating exploration and fierce colonial rivalry. This handsome volume contains 180 extensively… See more details below

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The earliest known authentic map of North America was drawn in 1500 by Juan de la Cosa, a shipmate of Christopher Columbus. Over the next three centuries, cartography would come of age both as a science and an art form and the mapping of America would tell a story of dating exploration and fierce colonial rivalry. This handsome volume contains 180 extensively captioned, full-color maps and over 90 supplementary illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785810551
Publisher:
Book Sales, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.69(w) x 13.04(h) x 1.23(d)

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