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Story of Maps THE STORY OF MAPS.
Lloyd A. Brown. New York, 1977. Paper.

One of the classics in the field. A readable history of cartography, focusing on the scientific procedures and business of cartography rather than on maps themselves. Another book every map lover should have in their library. $18.95



Cohen: Mapping the West MAPPING THE WEST. AMERICA'S WESTWARD MOVEMENT 1524-1890.
Paul E. Cohen. New York, 2002. Cloth.

Sixty-five maps, many from private collections, illustrate the progression and history of European settlement and expansion in the American West. With an introduction by David Rumsey. Denver. $50.00



Short: Representing the Republic REPRESENTING THE REPUBLIC: MAPPING THE UNITED STATES, 1600-1900.
John Rennie Short. London, 2001. Cloth.

The most significant maps and mapmakers are discussed in a survey that begins with the first European mappings of New Netherlands and concludes with the Rand McNally atlases of the 1890s. $35.00



Civil War Maps and Mapmakers MAPS AND MAPMAKERS OF THE CIVIL WAR.
Earl B. McElfresh. New York, 1999. Cloth.

This volume contains 150 color reproductions of the most interesting and significant manuscript and printed maps made and used during the Civil War, and provides insightful analysis of their uses and effects. $55.00



Trading Territories TRADING TERRITORIES. MAPPING THE EARLY MODERN WORLD.
Jerry Brotton. Ithaca, 1997. Cloth.

Maps, charts, and globes viewed as "dynamic depictions of the changing geographical shape of the early modern world…inextricably bound up with its changing diplomatic and commercial contours." (Brotton, p. 21.) $35.00



National Geographic Historical Atlas of USHistorical Atlas of the United States
National Geographic Society. Washington, 1993. Cloth.

Using antique maps, prints, photos and other artifacts as illustrations this atlas chronologically depicts the cartography of the territories that became the United States, from 1400 to the 1990s. Includes a folded wall map, overlay in four scales, and flat magnifier. $100.00



Ptolemy's Geography CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY. THE GEOGRAPHY
Claudius Ptolemy. New York, 1991. Paper.

Reprint of a 1932 translation of Ptolemy's Geography. A welcome English version of this first world atlas. $19.95



Greek and Roman Maps GREEK AND ROMAN MAPS.
O.A.W. Dilke. Ithaca, 1985. Cloth. (Dust jacket no longer available.)

A valuable work on Greek and Roman contributions to cartography as a science. The book includes a series of photographs of important classical artifacts that relate to mapmaking. $39.95




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