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The Cartography of North America: 1500-1800

PORTINARO, Pierluigi and KNIRSCH, Franco

Published by Chartwell Books, Edison, New Jersey, 1999
Condition: As new Hardcover
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320 pages 13.3 x 9.6 x 1.2 inches. blue boards lettered in gilt. Profusely illustrated in colours as well as black and white. 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. Contained in one volume are 180 extensively captioned full color maps with over 90 supplementary illustrations, accompanied by text that takes you on a journey through the history of cartography, the history of world exploration, and the evolution of map making techniques. The Cartography of North America is a feast for both the eyes and the senses. Bookseller Inventory # 47070

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Title: The Cartography of North America: 1500-1800

Publisher: Chartwell Books, Edison, New Jersey

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As new

Dust Jacket Condition: pictorial dust jacket (fine)

Edition: First edition.

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