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Auction 188, Lot 810


"George Washington's America - A Biography Through His Maps",

Subject: References, Colonial America

Period: 2010 (published)


Color: Printed Color

10.4 x 13.3 inches
26.4 x 33.8 cm
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George Washington wasn't just one of the Founding Fathers of the United States - he was a map collector. With this book, historian Barnet Schecter crafts a sort of carto-biography of Washington, using the maps that Washington collected or drew himself to tell his story and the story of the nation that he helped to establish. It includes 26 maps from Washington's personal collection, a dozen of his own manuscript maps (including a survey of his brother's turnip patch, completed when he was only 15 years old), and more than a hundred additional illustrations. 303 pages. Hardbound in gray cloth with silver titles on spine and an illustrated dust jacket.


Condition: A

Contents and covers are near fine. There is minor shelf wear to the dust jacket.

Estimate: $40 - $60

Sold for: $36

Closed on 6/22/2022