A significant reference book that presents a detailed, analytic history of the mapping of North America, emphasizing the area that comprises the United States. Two major periods are covered; the first extending from 1500 to 1800 and the second from 1800 to the present, illustrated with 354 plates, 84 in full color. First edition. 363 pp., index. Hard bound in white cloth with gilt title on spine with illustrated dustcover.