Colorado, Mapping the Centennial State Through History
Rare and Unusual Maps From the Library of CongressBook - 2010
A stirring trip through the history of the Centennial 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 map s origins- Essays by Colorado author Stephen Grace on how maps reflect the history, culture, and sensibilities of the state and its residents through time- A foreword by Vincent Virga describing the library s collection and the state s mapsAbout 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 America s 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 Virga s foreword to further help weave the cartographic record into a drama of settlement and change."
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, c2010.
Characteristics: x, 117 p. : maps (some col.) ; 26 cm