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A stirring trip through the history of the Old Dominion State

through gloriously detailed, fascinating maps from the Library of Congress

 

- 50 full-color historical maps from the Library of Congress

- Informative captions on each maps origins

- Essays by Virginia author Emilee Hines on how maps reflect the history, culture, and sensibilities of the state and its residents through time

- A foreword by Vincent Virga describing the librarys collection and the states maps

- A choice selection of modern maps depicting birds-eye-views of towns and cities

 

About Mapping States Through History

 

This is the first series to assemble—in full color, state-by-state—an in-depth collection of rare, historically significant maps of the cities, states, counties, towns, and events that make up each of Americas fifty states. Produced in collaboration with the Library of Congress and edited by renowned photo editor and author Vincent Virga, these books offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through the maps and their narrative captions. Each map thus becomes a virtual time machine that tells us much about the places we live in today. Compelling historical essays by a local writer complement Virgas foreword to further help weave the cartographic record into a drama of settlement and change.

 

Synopsis:

Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the collections of the Library of Congress, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Virginia for residents, former residents, and visitors.

Synopsis:

A stirring trip through the history of the Old Dominion State illustrated by gloriously detailed maps

from the Library of Congress

 
• More than fifty full-color historical maps from the Library of Congress

• Informative and enlightening captions about each maps origins and its place in the evolution of state

   history

• Evocative essays by writer and Virginia native Emilee Hines on how maps reflect the history, culture,

   and sensibilities of the state and its residents through time

• A foreword by renowned photo editor and author Vincent Virga describing the librarys collection, the

  states maps, and the place of cartography in shaping the American imagination

Synopsis:

In a sense, the State of Virginia was born not on June 25, 1788—when it became the young nations tenth state—but on the day this great land was first depicted on a map. Over the centuries, each such map has become yet another precious link not only in the history of the state, but also in the ever-evolving “Virginia” as imagined by its residents and, more broadly, by the rest of America. Virginia: Mapping the Old Dominion State through History provides a fascinating journey into the past of the Old Dominion State through gloriously detailed maps from the Library of Congress. Edited and with a foreword by renowned photo editor and author Vincent Virga, it also includes compelling historical essays by writer and Virginia native Emilee Hines. Together, these further weave the visually stunning cartographic record into a drama of settlement and change. 
 
Mapping States through History is the first series to assemble—in full color, state-by-state—an in-depth collection of rare, historically significant maps of the cities, states, counties, towns, and events that make up each of Americas fifty states. Produced in collaboration with the Library of Congress, it offers an extraordinary glimpse into the history of the United States through the maps and their narrative captions, as well as Vincent Virgas foreword and historical essays by local writers. Each map thus becomes a virtual time machine that tells us much about the places we live in today.
 
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About the Author

Vincent Virga has been called “Americas foremost picture editor.” He is the coauthor of Eyes of the Nation and the author of Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations, produced in cooperation with the Library of Congress. 

 

Emilee Hines is a native Virginian who taught history, English, and creative writing for thirty years before retiring. A historian by training, with a masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she is author of It Happened in Virginia (Globe Pequot), More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women (TwoDot), and seven volumes of Old Virginia Houses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762745333
Author:
Virga, Vincent
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Author:
Hines, Emilee
Author:
Hines1, Emilee
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Mapping the States through History
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color throughout
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.75 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the collections of the Library of Congress, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Virginia for residents, former residents, and visitors.

"Synopsis" by ,
A stirring trip through the history of the Old Dominion State illustrated by gloriously detailed maps

from the Library of Congress

 
• More than fifty full-color historical maps from the Library of Congress

• Informative and enlightening captions about each maps origins and its place in the evolution of state

   history

• Evocative essays by writer and Virginia native Emilee Hines on how maps reflect the history, culture,

   and sensibilities of the state and its residents through time

• A foreword by renowned photo editor and author Vincent Virga describing the librarys collection, the

  states maps, and the place of cartography in shaping the American imagination

"Synopsis" by ,
In a sense, the State of Virginia was born not on June 25, 1788—when it became the young nations tenth state—but on the day this great land was first depicted on a map. Over the centuries, each such map has become yet another precious link not only in the history of the state, but also in the ever-evolving “Virginia” as imagined by its residents and, more broadly, by the rest of America. Virginia: Mapping the Old Dominion State through History provides a fascinating journey into the past of the Old Dominion State through gloriously detailed maps from the Library of Congress. Edited and with a foreword by renowned photo editor and author Vincent Virga, it also includes compelling historical essays by writer and Virginia native Emilee Hines. Together, these further weave the visually stunning cartographic record into a drama of settlement and change. 
 
Mapping States through History is the first series to assemble—in full color, state-by-state—an in-depth collection of rare, historically significant maps of the cities, states, counties, towns, and events that make up each of Americas fifty states. Produced in collaboration with the Library of Congress, it offers an extraordinary glimpse into the history of the United States through the maps and their narrative captions, as well as Vincent Virgas foreword and historical essays by local writers. Each map thus becomes a virtual time machine that tells us much about the places we live in today.
 
Also available

California: Mapping the Golden State through History

Colorado: Mapping the Centennial State through History

Texas: Mapping the Lone Star State through History

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