Massachusetts: Mapping the Bay State through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress

Massachusetts: Mapping the Bay State through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress

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by Vincent Virga, Dan Spinella
     
 

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These books, produced from the archives of the Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays. Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps from the collections of the Library of Congress, a foreword by Vincent Virga about the

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These books, produced from the archives of the Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays. Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps from the collections of the Library of Congress, a foreword by Vincent Virga about the Library of Congress collection and the Massachusetts maps, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Massachusetts for residents, former residents, and visitors.

Editorial Reviews

Pundits tell us that all history is local, but for most of us, the story of America has been reduced to a generalized tableau of a few major events. One way to regain the focus that we have lost is to open yourself to the experience of Vincent Virga's momentous state-specific Library of Congress map series. Drawing on the unrivaled archives of that venerable institution, Virga selected fifty full-color historical maps of each state that offer a vivid graphic sense of developments and the passage of time. Each volume contains essays on the state's history and informative map captions. History so close you can touch it with your fingers. [SCANNED CONNECTICUT. NO COVER FOR MASSACHUSETTS.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762760268
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Mapping the States through History Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Vincent Virga has been called, "America's foremost picture editor." He is the coauthor of Eyes of the Nation and the author of Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations, produced in cooperation with the Library of Congress. Daniel Spinella has an M.A. in American history and has studied photography and creative writing. He has been and editor and writer for over twenty years. His poems have been published widely in small press magazines. He lives in North Adams, Massachusetts, with two dogs, two cats and his partner, Frances. He is also the author of It Happened in Massachusetts, 2nd edition (GPP).

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