This richly illustrated, comprehensive book by William C. Wooldridge is an indispensable reference work for collectors of Virginia maps. The volume chronicles the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of Virginia. As explained by John T. Casteen III in the foreward, the work "is a recital of wonders - the discovery of the New World, the realization of Virginia, the European Renaissance, America's evolving history over three centuries, Virginia's evolution and America's Revolution, and the shaping and settlement of the land itself." It includes full color reproductions of around 300 important maps. 376 pages. Hardbound in red buckram with gilt titling on spine. Full-color printed dust jacket. Signed by the author.