"[Lot of 2] Mapping Boston [and] Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War",
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1999 (published)
1) "Mapping Boston", Alex Krieger and David Cobb, 1999. Extensively illustrated with colorful photography and containing a wealth of information, this is a "must have" for anyone who has ever enjoyed the diverse character of this vibrant American city. "To the attentive user even the simplest map can reveal not only where things are but how people perceive and imagine the spaces they occupy. Mapping Boston is an exemplar of such creative attentiveness - bringing the history of one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities alive through the maps that have depicted it over the centuries."- excerpt from the publisher's comments on front flap. 278 pp. 12 x 12". With its decorative dust jacket.
2) "Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War", Earl B. McElfresh with foreword by Stephen W. Sears, 1999. A thorough examination of Civil War maps, mapmaking and mapmakers, documents the techniques and travails of the mapmaker in the field. Lively anecdotes are retold alongside discussion of the practical effect of the cartographer's art on actual military operations. 272 pp., notes, bibliography, index, 180 illustrations, 150 in full-color, many never before reproduced. 12 x 10". Hardbound with dust jacket and wrapped in plastic.
Both as new.