Mapping America: The Incredible Story And Stunning Hand-colored Maps And Engravings That Created The United States

July 6, 2021|
Mapping America: The Incredible Story And Stunning Hand-colored Maps And Engravings That Created The United States by Jean-Pierre Isbouts
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The story of the exploration and birth of America is told afresh through the unique prism of hand-colored maps and engravings of the period.

Before photography and television, it was printed and hand-colored maps that brought home the thrill of undiscovered lands and the possibilities of exploration, while guiding armies on all sides through the Indian Wars and the clashes of the American Revolution. Only by looking through the prism of these maps, can we truly understand how and why America developed the way it did.

Mapping Americailluminates with scene-setting text and more than 150 color images—from the exotic and fanciful maps of Renaissance explorers to the magnificent maps of the Golden Age and the thrilling battle-maps and charts of the American Revolutionary War, in addition to paintings from the masters of eighteenth century art, scores of photographs, and detailed diagrams.

In total, this informative and lushly illustrated volume developed by rare maps collector Neal Asbury, host of “Neal Asbury''s Made in America, and National Geographic historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts offers a new and immersive look at the ambition, the struggle, and the glory that attended and defined the exploration and making of America.

Jean-Pierre Isboutsis a historian, doctoral professor at Fielding Graduate University, and the author of ten books, includingThe BiblicalWorld, Inthe Footsteps of Jesus, andThe Story ofChristianity, which have together sold nearly two million copies, andThe Da Vinci LegacyandThe Dalí Legacy. Dr. Isbouts has been on numerous radio ...
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Title:Mapping America: The Incredible Story And Stunning Hand-colored Maps And Engravings That Created The United States
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:288 pages, 10 X 7.5 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 10 X 7.5 X 0.98 in
Published:July 6, 2021
Publisher:Apollo Publishers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781948062763

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