Degrees of Latitude:  Mapping Colonial America

Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America

Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America
By Margaret Beck Pritchard and Henry G. Taliaferro

This splendidly illustrated volume goes beyond standard cartobiliographical analysis to examine the inspiration behind the production of seventy-three maps, atlases, and sea charts. The first part describes what maps reveal about the history of the American nation and explains why they were important to their owners. The second part discusses the rare atlas owned by John Custis of Williamsburg. An overview of the English map trade in the late seventeenth century is also included. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers Colonial Williamsburg Decorative Arts Series, 448 pp., 186 color illustrations, 97 black-and-white illustrations, 11 5/16 x 9 1/4, 2002, Hardbound

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