The Southeast in Early Maps
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Place: Chapel Hill and London
xvi+362 pages with figures, illustrations, plates (some in color), bibliography and index. Folio (12 1/2" x 9 1/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with black label in silver lettering to spine and cover in original pictorial jacket. Revised and enlarged by Louis de Vorsey, Jr. Third edition.
William P. Cummings's book The Southeast in Early Maps contains one of the most thorough and comprehensive bibliographies of early maps of the Southeastern United States. First published in 1958, is classic study of the mapping of the Southeast before the American Revolution. By analyzing printed and manuscript maps of the area in the light of other contemporary primary documents, the book traces the expansion of geographical knowledge about the Southeast over the course of its discovery and colonization.It is an indispensable resource for the study of the history of maps of North Carolina. The bibliography contains an extensive list of Colonial era maps of the Southeast, from WaldseemÃ¼ller's 1507 map, "Universalis Cosmographia," (the first world map to use the name "America") through maps of Southeastern states published in 1775. Many of the maps digitized for the North Carolina Maps project are included in this bibliography.
A fine copy in like jacket.
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