"The Cartography of North America 1500-1800", Portinaro & Knirsch
Subject: Cartographic Reference
Period: 1987 (published)
Publication: Crescent Publishers
10 x 13 inches
25.4 x 33 cm
The maps reproduced in this book summarize the great enterprise of mapping America in the Age of Exploration. Beginning with Juan de la Cosa's chart painted on ox hide, they document both the steady growth for geographic knowledge and the uncanny persistence of geographic fantasy as well as the unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement and fierce colonial rivalry. An authoritative reference work, a fascinating reading experience and a nice art book. First edition, 320 pp. Hard bound in blue cloth with dust jacket. Over 200 extensively captioned full color illustrations and an additional 100 black and white supplemental illustrations.
Minor wear to dustjacket.