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Degrees of Latitude - Mapping Colonial America (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,246 Discovery Miles 12 460 You Save: R392 (24%)
Degrees of Latitude - Mapping Colonial America (Hardcover): Margaret Beck Pritchard, Henry G Taliaferro
Degrees of Latitude - Mapping Colonial America (Hardcover): Margaret Beck Pritchard, Henry G Taliaferro

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Degrees of Latitude - Mapping Colonial America (Hardcover)

Margaret Beck Pritchard, Henry G Taliaferro; Foreword by Ronald Hurst

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Celebrated for their rarity, historical importance, and beauty, the maps of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries in the collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation provide an invaluable resource for the history of settlement in America. In the colonies, maps were essential in facilitating trade and travel, substantiating land claims, and settling boundary disputes. Today, knowing exactly what maps were owned and used during the period gives us a much richer understanding of the aspirations of early Americans.

This large, handsome volume -- a carefully researched cultural investigation -- examines how maps were made and marketed, why people here and abroad purchased them, what they reveal about the emerging American nation, and why they were so significant to the individuals who owned them. Among the rare or unique examples included here are several maps that have never before been published. A must for map collectors and historians, this book will also be treasured by the millions who travel each year to Colonial Williamsburg to celebrate their American heritage.

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Imprint: Harry N. Abrams
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2003
First published: October 2002
Authors: Margaret Beck Pritchard • Henry G Taliaferro
Foreword by: Ronald Hurst
Dimensions: 286 x 235 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
ISBN-13: 978-0-8109-3539-6
Barcode: 9780810935396
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables > Pictures, prints & maps
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Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
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Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Cartography, geodesy & geographic information systems (GIS) > Map making & projections
LSN: 0-8109-3539-2

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